Crisis and the US Avant-Garde by Ben Hickman

By Ben Hickman

challenge and the USA Avant-Garde examines the politics of poetry throughout the lens of main issue. A well timed remark at the position poetic tradition may possibly play in political fight going ahead into our personal numerous modern crises, the ebook connects significant twentieth-century poets and routine, together with Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka and Language Poetry, with their numerous moments of political upheaval. analyzing poems as tried interventions in turning-points or moments of choice inside of American tradition, obstacle and the USA Avant-Garde seems to be at how poetry seeks to move past poetic language, and investigates how experimental American poetry has tried to responds to imperialism, struggle, type clash and capitalism itself.

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