This anthology of poetry collects 21st century American works by both established and emerging poets that deal with the public events, government policies, ecological and political threats, economic uncertainties, and large-scale violence that have largely defined the century to date. But these 138 poems by 50 poets do not simply describe, lament, or bear witness to contemporary events; they also explore the linguistic, temporal, and imaginative problems involved in doing so. In this way, the anthology offers a comprehensive look at contemporary American poetry, demonstrating that poets are moving at once toward a new engagement with public concerns and toward a focus on the problems of representation. A detailed introduction by the editors along with poetics statements by many of the poets add depth and context to a book that will appeal to anyone interested in the state and evolution of contemporary American poetry.
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|Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Ann Keniston is an associate professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno. Jeffrey Gray is a professor of English at Seton Hall University. He lives in South Orange, New Jersey.