Contemporary Poets

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Approximately 800 entries offer an impressive representation of living poets and invite you and your patrons to delve into an eclectic mix of remarkable talents. This fully revised 6th edition of Contemporary Poets responds to and studies transformations occurring in English-language poetry during the 1900s.

The impact of changes in contemporary poetry as it shifts in focus from Europe to other parts of the world, including the U.S., is brought to life through this comprehensive...

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Overview

Approximately 800 entries offer an impressive representation of living poets and invite you and your patrons to delve into an eclectic mix of remarkable talents. This fully revised 6th edition of Contemporary Poets responds to and studies transformations occurring in English-language poetry during the 1900s.

The impact of changes in contemporary poetry as it shifts in focus from Europe to other parts of the world, including the U.S., is brought to life through this comprehensive analysis of hundreds of living poets. The importance of emerging schools of poetry that introduced new techniques and expanded traditional poetry forms also becomes apparent through the critical analysis of these modern poets.

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****The new edition of this valuable reference (which is cited in BCL3) comprises entries on 779 poets who were alive at the beginning of the revision process. The entries include biographical data (nationality, education, family, career, awards, address); a bibliography which includes novels, short stories, and other writings as well as poetry; a personal statement by the entrant (when available); and a signed critical essay on the entrant's poetry, written by an established critic, poet, or editor. Indexing is by nationality and book title. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558623491
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Contemporary Poets Series
  • Edition description: 7TH
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1580
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.10 (d)

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