The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics

The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics

by Mary Biddinger

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ISBN-13: 9781935603528
Publisher: University of Akron Press, The
Publication date: 01/19/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 707 KB

About the Author

Mary Biddinger is the author of the poetry collection Prairie Fever, and the chapbook Saint Monica. She is the editor of the Akron Series in Poetry, and co-editor of Barn Owl Review. Biddinger is an Associate Professor of English at The University of Akron, and directs the NEOMFA: Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts consortium. John Gallaher is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Map of the Folded World, and Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (with G.C. Waldrep), as well as the chapbook Guidebook from Blue Hour Press. He's currently co-editor of The Laurel Review and lives in rural Missouri.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Of Monkeys and Wrenches Mary Biddinger John Gallaher 1

The Discursive Situation of Poetry Robert Archambeau 5

The Moves: Common Maneuvers in Contemporary Poetry Elisa Gabbert 27

An Aesthetics of Accumulation: On the Contemporary Litany Michael Dumanis 43

Cornucopia, or, Contemporary American Rhyme Stephen Burt 59

I Am One of an Infinite Number of Monkeys Named Shakespeare, or; Why I Don't Own this Language Benjamin Paloff 78

Persona and the Mystical Poem Elizabeth Robinson 92

A Wilderness of Monkeys David Kirby 104

Hybrid Aesthetics and its Discontents Arielle Greenberg Craig Santos Perez Michael Theune Megan Volpert Mark Wallace 117

Response to Hybrid Aesthetics and its Discontents Cole Swensen 148

Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye: Notes on the Ends of Poems Joy Katz 154

Contributors 166

Index 169

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