Contemporary American Ethnic Poets

Contemporary American Ethnic Poets

Author: Linda Cullum

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313324840

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 364

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Alphabetically arranged entries explore the lives and works of seventy-five contemporary poets representing a dozen different ethnic backgrounds.

Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers

Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers

Author: Bella Vivante

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313316279

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 407

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Covers more than sixty women who published significant fiction after 1945, with a brief biography, exposition of major works and themes, survey of critical reception, and references to primary and secondary sources for each.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

Author: Cary Nelson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199921157

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 744

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The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry gives readers a cutting-edge introduction to the kaleidoscopic world of American poetry over the last century. Offering a comprehensive approach to the debates that have defined the study of American verse, the twenty-five original essays contained herein take up a wide array of topics: the influence of jazz on the Beats and beyond; European and surrealist influences on style; poetics of the disenfranchised; religion and the national epic; antiwar and dissent poetry; the AIDS epidemic; digital innovations; transnationalism; hip hop; and more. Alongside these topics, major interpretive perspectives such as Marxist, psychoanalytic, disability, queer, and ecocritcal are incorporated. Throughout, the names that have shaped American poetry in the period--Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, Sterling Brown, Hart Crane, William Carlos Williams, Posey, Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, Larry Eigner, and others--serve as touchstones along the tour of the poetic landscape.

American Ethnic Writers

American Ethnic Writers

Author: Salem Press

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: PSU:000064159218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1295

View: 434

Covers numerous ethnic writers and their works. All major American ethnicities are covered: African American, Asian American, Jewish American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American.

Contemporary American Literature (1945-present)

Contemporary American Literature (1945-present)

Author: Karen Meyers

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781604134896

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

View: 355

Examines the works and lives of American writers from 1945 up to the present, covering the political events of that time period and analyzing the historical and cultural contexts of their writings.

A Study Guide for Etheridge Knight's "The Idea of Ancestry"

A Study Guide for Etheridge Knight's

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410349125

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 28

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A Study Guide for Etheridge Knight's "The Idea of Ancestry," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Author: Christopher MacGowan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470779798

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 478

Written by a leading authority on William Carlos Williams, this book provides a wide-ranging and stimulating guide to twentieth-century American poetry. A wide-ranging and stimulating critical guide to twentieth-century American poetry. Written by a leading authority on the innovative modernist poet, William Carlos Williams. Explores the material, historical and social contexts in which twentieth-century American poetry was produced. Includes a biographical dictionary of major writers with extended entries on poets ranging from Robert Frost to Adrienne Rich. Contains a section on key texts considering major works, such as ‘The Waste Land’, ‘North & South’, ‘Howl’ and ‘Ariel’. The final section draws out key themes, such as American poetry, politics and war, and the process of anthologizing at the end of the century.

A Beat Beyond

A Beat Beyond

Author: Major Jackson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472039067

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 185

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In this collection of essays, interviews, and notes, Major Jackson reveals and revels in the work of poetry to not only limn and give access to the intellectual width and spiritual depth of poets, but also to amplify the controversies and inner conflicts that define our age: political unrest, climate crises, the fallout from bewildering traumas, and the social function of the art itself. Accessible and critically minded, Jackson avoids pedantry and provisional judgments by returning to the poem as an unparalleled source of linguistic pleasure that structures a multilayered "lyric self." In his interviews, Jackson illustrates poetry's distinct ability, through metaphor and expressive language, to mediate the inexplicable while foregrounding the possibilities of human song. Collected over several decades, these essays find Jackson praising mythmaking in Frank Bidart and Ai's poetry, expressing bafflement at the silence of white-identified poets in the cause of social and racial justice, unearthing the politics behind Gwendolyn Brooks's Pulitzer Prize, and marveling at the "hallucinatory speed of thought" in the poetry of a diverse range of poets including Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Brenda Hillman, Afaa Weaver, Forrest Gander, and Terrance Hayes. This collection passionately surveys the radical shifts of the art and notes poetry's ardor and cultural value as a necessity for a modern sensibility.

Hunger for the Wild

Hunger for the Wild

Author: Michael L. Johnson


ISBN: UVA:X030112643

Category: History

Page: 533

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Americans have had an enduring yet ambivalent obsession with the West as both a place and a state of mind. Michael L. Johnson considers how that obsession originated, how it has determined attitudes toward and activities in the West, and how it has changed over the centuries.