The Face of Poetry / Edition 1

The Face of Poetry / Edition 1

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by Margaretta Mitchell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520246047

ISBN-13: 9780520246041

Pub. Date: 02/01/2006

Publisher: University of California Press

From the explosion in creative writing programs and workshops to the poetry slams and open mikes in every city to the reading groups venturing beyond prose for the first time, poetry is suddenly everywhere. This vibrant anthology showcases unforgettable poems and photographic portraits of leading writers in the United States, together with a CD that features many

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From the explosion in creative writing programs and workshops to the poetry slams and open mikes in every city to the reading groups venturing beyond prose for the first time, poetry is suddenly everywhere. This vibrant anthology showcases unforgettable poems and photographic portraits of leading writers in the United States, together with a CD that features many of the poets reading from their work. From Aleida Rodriguez to Ishmael Reed to Maxine Hong Kingston to John Ashbery, the poets gathered here represent a cross section of poetic styles, geographic regions, and ethnic identities. Together they express the amazing exuberance and diversity of contemporary poetry.

Margaretta K. Mitchell conceived the volume after attending the celebrated Lunch Poems Reading Series at the University of California, Berkeley. Her desire to capture the faces of all of the poets who participated in the series led to the creation of this book. Her essay explores the importance of portraiture and describes her studio sessions with these poets.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520246041
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Photographer's introduction
Czeslaw Milosz3
John Ashbery11
Galway Kinnell19
Gary Snyder27
Linda Pastan35
Michael S. Harper41
Ishmael Reed47
Quincy Troupe55
Chana Bloch63
Fanny Howe69
Maxine Hong Kingston77
Robert Pinsky83
Billy Collins89
Robert Hass95
Lyn Hejinian103
Marilyn Hacker109
Sharon Olds119
Linda McCarriston125
Bill Zavatsky133
Alan Williamson141
Yusef Komunyakaa147
Heather McHugh155
Ntozake Shange161
Sekou Sundiata171
Agha Shahid Ali181
David St. John185
Jorie Graham193
Marie Howe203
Brenda Hillman209
Brigit Pegeen Kelly219
Robert Thomas227
Jimmy Santiago Baca235
Mary Ruefle245
Mark Doty251
Tony Hoagland261
Harryette Mullen269
Aleida Rodriguez275
Cornelius Eady281
Luis J. Rodriguez289
Marilyn Chin295
Dionisio D. Martinez303
Li-Young Lee309
Carl Phillips315
Frank Paino323
Elizabeth Alexander333
D. A. Powell339

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