Modern Poetry After Modernism

Modern Poetry After Modernism

James Longenbach


during this publication, James Longenbach develops a clean method of significant American poetry after modernism. Rethinking the influential "breakthrough" narrative, the oft-told tale of postmodern poets throwing off their modernist shackles within the Nineteen Fifties, Longenbach bargains a extra nuanced point of view. interpreting a various diversity of poets--John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, Amy Clampitt, Jorie Graham, Richard Howard, Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell, Robert Pinsky, and Richard Wilbur--Longenbach unearths that American poets when you consider that mid- century haven't a lot disowned their modernist previous as prolonged parts of modernism that different readers have suppressed or missed to determine. within the technique, Longenbach permits readers to adventure the big variety of poetries written in our time-- with no asking us to select from them.

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