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Title:
What is poetry : conversations with the American avant-garde
Author:
Kane, Daniel, 1968-
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Publication Information:
New York : Teachers & Writers Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
185 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- John Ashbury -- Rae Armantraut -- Robert Creeley -- Fanny Howe -- Lisa Jarnot -- Kenneth Koch -- Ann Lauterbach -- Bernadette Mayer -- Harryette Mullen -- Michael Palmer -- Lewis Warsh -- Marjorie Welish.
ISBN:
9780915924646
Format :
Book

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Library Journal Review

Kane (American literature; Univ. of East Anglia, England; All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s) spent four years interviewing 12 of America's most captivating contemporary poets with the goal of providing a behind-the-scenes look at how they work at their craft. The poets, among them John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Fanny Howe, and Lisa Jarnot, open up about their individual approaches to poetry and about teaching creative writing in a way that many aspiring poets, writing instructors, and even lay readers will find revealing and inspiring. Kane's helpful general introduction focuses on the catalysts to the rise of avant-garde poetry and on its merging of the rhetorical high and low of poetry and prose, as well as its delight in oblique humor, wordplay, and parody. The book's typography creates a playful and meditative channel for experiencing the rich content of Kane's interviews, each of which is prefaced with a short poem and a brief introduction to the poet's life and work. Recommended both for academic and large public libraries.-Carolyn M. Craft, Longwood Univ., Farmville, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.