In the American Tree: Language, Realism, Poetry

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Ronald Silliman
National Poetry Foundation, 2002 - Poetry - 611 pages
2 Reviews
This anthology offers the most substantial collection of work by the Language Poets now available, along with 130 pages of theoretic statements by the poets represented. As such, it does for a new generation of American poets what Don Allen's New American Poetry did for an earlier generation. Poets represented include Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein, Clark Coolidge, Michael Davidson, Ray DiPalma, Robert Grenier, Lynn Hejinian, Fanny Howe, Susan Howe, Bernadette Mayer, Michael Palmer, Bob Perelman, Barrett Watten, and Hannah Weiner. "This historic anthology brings into long needed focus the only serious and concerted movement in American literature of the past two decades. It will be indispensable". -- Peter Schjeldahl

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User Review  - TQ-tip Shandy - Goodreads

A collection of the best word/language poets. Gets better with every reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Paul Belbusti - Goodreads

Excellent collection of "Language Poetry," a term that becomes increasingly meaningless as you notice these writers have little in common with each other. Read full review

Contents

ROBERT GRENIER
5
BARRETT WATTEN
27
LYN HEJINIAN
50
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About the author (2002)

Ron Silliman has written and edited over 30 books to date. Silliman was the 2006 Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere, a 2003 Literary Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and was a 2002 Fellow of the Pennsylvania Arts Council as well as a Pew Fellow in the Arts in 1998. He lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two sons, and works as a market analyst in the computer industry.

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