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The poem is you : 60 contemporary American poems and how to read them, Stephen Burt

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The poem is you : 60 contemporary American poems and how to read them
Title
The poem is you
Title remainder
60 contemporary American poems and how to read them
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Burt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contemporary American poetry has plenty to offer new readers, and plenty more for those who already follow it. Yet its difficulty--and sheer variety--leaves many readers puzzled or overwhelmed. The critic, scholar, and poet Stephen Burt sets out to help. Beginning in the early 1980s, where critical consensus ends, Burt canvasses American poetry of the past four decades, from the headline making urgency of Claudia Rankine's Citizen to the stark pathos of Louise Glück, the limitless energy of J. F. Herrera, and the erotic provocations of D. A. Powell. The Poem Is You: Sixty Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them is a guide to the diverse magnificences of American poetry today. It presents a wide range of poems selected by Burt for this volume, each accompanied by an original essay explaining how a given poem works, why it matters, and how the poem speaks to other parts of art and culture. Included here are some classroom classics (by Ashbery, Komunyakaa, Hass), less famous poems by very famous poets (Glück, Kay Ryan), prizewinning poets near the start of their careers (such as Brandon Som), and others who are not--or not yet--well known. The Poem Is You will appeal to poets, teachers, and students, but it is intended especially for readers who want to learn more about contemporary American poetry but who have not known where or how to start. It describes what American poets have fashioned for one another, and what they can give us today.--Provided by publisher
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MH/DLC
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1971-
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Burt, Stephen
Dewey number
811.5409
Index
index present
LC call number
PS325
LC item number
.B87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American poetry
  • American poetry
Target audience
adult
Label
The poem is you : 60 contemporary American poems and how to read them, Stephen Burt
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Poems
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
vii, 419 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780674737877
Lccn
2016012435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1785501
  • 837568
Label
The poem is you : 60 contemporary American poems and how to read them, Stephen Burt
Publication
Copyright
Note
Poems
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
vii, 419 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780674737877
Lccn
2016012435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1785501
  • 837568

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