Coming After: Essays on Poetry

Overview

Coming After gathers critical pieces by acclaimed poet Alice Notley, author of Mysteries of Small Houses and Disobedience.

Notley explores the work of second-generatio New York School poets and their allies: Ted Berrigan, Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Ron Padgett, Lorenzo Thomas, and others. These essays and reviews are among the first to deal with a generation of poets notorious for their refusal to criticize and theorize, assuming the stance that "only the poems matter." The ...

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Overview

Coming After gathers critical pieces by acclaimed poet Alice Notley, author of Mysteries of Small Houses and Disobedience.

Notley explores the work of second-generatio New York School poets and their allies: Ted Berrigan, Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Ron Padgett, Lorenzo Thomas, and others. These essays and reviews are among the first to deal with a generation of poets notorious for their refusal to criticize and theorize, assuming the stance that "only the poems matter." The essays are characterized by Notley's strong, compelling voice, which transfixes the reader even in the midst of professional detail. Coming After revives the possibility of the readable book of criticism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472068593
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 3/17/2005
  • Series: Poets on Poetry Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,495,870
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

O'Hara in the nineties 3
Joanne Kyger's poetry 15
Ron Padgett's visual imagination 27
Hollo's Corvus 41
Elmslie's Routine disruptions 52
Eileen Myles in performance 57
A certain slant of sunlight 67
Iovis Omnia Plena 83
Lorenzo Thomas : a private public space 95
Douglas Oliver's New York poem 108
Steve 117
American poetic music at the moment 131
Voice 147
Thinking and poetry 158
Women and poetry 167
The "feminine" epic 171
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