Author: Hoover, Paul
Number Of Pages: 744
Release Date: 08-06-1994
Details: Product Description Postmodern American Poetry provides a deep and wide selection-411 poems by 103 poets-of the major poets and movements of the late twentieth century. Included are the leading Beat and New York School poets, the Projectivists, and "Deep Image" poets. Included, too, is the rich array of poetry written since 1975-language and performance poetry, the work of African American, Hispanic, Asian American, gay and lesbian, and women experimentalists. In addition, a final section of poetics-with writings by Frank O'Hara, Denise Levertov, Jerome Rothenberg, Amiri Baraka, and Charles Bernstein, among others-provides valuable contexts for reading the poems. Synopsis Beginning in 1950 with the generation of Olson, Ashbery and Ginsberg, this is a broad survey - 411 poems by 103 poets - of the major poets and movements of the American avant-garde. Included here are the leading Beat poets, the "New York School", the Projectivists and "Deep Image" poets. Among the generation since 1975, the anthology traces the influence of language poetry and performance poetry as well as the writings of African American, Hispanic, Asian-American, gay and lesbian and women experimentalists. About the Author Paul Hoover is a professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University and coeditor of the literary magazine New American Writing. He has published nine books of poetry and a novel.
Item Note: Some crumpling on early pages has been flattened out, otherwise a VG copy.
Item Condition: UsedVeryGood