Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology

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W.W. Norton, 2013 - Poetry - 982 pages
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A new edition of this groundbreaking anthology revisits postmodernism as a twenty-first-century movement.

Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology galvanized attention on its publication in 1994, making 'the avant-garde accessible' (Chicago Tribune) and filling 'an enormous gap in the publication annals of contemporary poetry' (Marjorie Perloff). Now, two decades later, Paul Hoover returns to suggest what postmodernism means in the twenty-first century. This revised and expanded edition features 114 poets, 557 poems, and 15 poetics essays, addressing important recent movements such as Newlipo, conceptual poetry, and Flarf. Bringing together foundational postmodern poets like Charles Olson, Denise Levertov, and Allen Ginsberg with new voices like Christian Bok, Kenneth Goldsmith, and Katie Dengentesh, this edition of Postmodern American Poetry is the essential collection for a new generation of readers.

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User Review  - rmagahiz - LibraryThing

I haven't read an entire Norton Anthology before but I thought I'd do just that. The 'Postmodern' in this anthology's title is still defining itself in reaction to poetry written in the earlier part ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

I found this a little difficult to rate, as I really liked some of the selected works, while absolutely hating others. So went with the 3 stars. Read full review

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Paul Hoover is a professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University and coeditor of the literary magazine New American Writing. He has published nine books of poetry and a novel.

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