Monster: Distortion, Abstraction, and Originality in Contemporary American Poetry argues that memorable and resonant poetry often distorts form, image, concept, and notions of truth and metaphor. Discussing how changes in electronic communication and artificial notions of landscape have impacted form and content in poetry, Monster redefines the idea of what is memorable and original through a broad range of poets including John Ashbery, Anne Carson, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Forrest Gander, Peter Gizzi, Jorie Graham, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Laura Kasischke, W. S. Merwin, Srikanth Reddy, Donald Revell, Mary Ruefle, Arthur Sze, and James Tate.
|Publisher:||Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers|
|Series:||Studies in Modern Poetry Series , #21|
|Product dimensions:||5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)|
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Table of Contents
List of Illustrations - Acknowledgments - Distortion & Disjunction in Contemporary American Poetry - Poetry, Reality, & Place in a Placeless World of Global Communication - Toward a Wilderness of the Artificial - The Poem as Concept - Three Notions of Truth in Poetry - Raising Poetry to a Higher Power - Poetry & Memorability - Poetry & Originality: "Have you been there before?" - Origin, Presence, & Time in the Poetry of W. S. Merwin - Jorie Graham: Kite's Body & Beyond - A Romp through Ruefleland: Mary Ruefle's Selected Poems & Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures - Orpheus, Parzival, & Bartleby: Ways of Abstraction in Poetry - Bibliography - Author Index - About the Author.