By M. Dowdy
"In this examine, Dowdy uncovers and analyzes the first rhetorical suggestions, quite figures of voice, in American political poetry from the Vietnam War-era to the current. via advancing a theoretical version that foregrounds how poems enact politically-engaged voices, the publication cuts throughout severe reviews geared up via id classification and subject material. Combining theories of employer and cultural stories, this accomplished account of latest American verse makes use of shut readings of canonical and lesser recognized poets, bilingual poets, and hip-hop artists for you to chart American poetry's specific voices. This publication may be vital to these attracted to twentieth-century poetry, poetics, hip-hop tradition, literature and politics, cultural experiences, and African-American and Latina/o cultures."--Jacket. Read more...
summary: "In this research, Dowdy uncovers and analyzes the first rhetorical techniques, rather figures of voice, in American political poetry from the Vietnam War-era to the current. by means of advancing a theoretical version that foregrounds how poems enact politically-engaged voices, the publication cuts throughout serious reviews geared up by means of id class and subject material. Combining theories of corporation and cultural reviews, this complete account of latest American verse makes use of shut readings of canonical and lesser recognized poets, bilingual poets, and hip-hop artists in an effort to chart American poetry's unique voices. This booklet could be imperative to these attracted to twentieth-century poetry, poetics, hip-hop tradition, literature and politics, cultural stories, and African-American and Latina/o cultures."--Jacket
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Bernstein writes that “poetry can be a process of thinking rather than a report of things already settled, an investigation of figuration rather than a picture of something already figured out” (5), a claim that converges with both my approach and with Gery’s exploration of how poets imagine nuclear threats instead of what they say about them. My primary aim in this book is to elucidate the primary techniques of contemporary American political poetry by doing extensive readings of specific representative poems.
In juxtaposition they can tell us much about each other’s vulnerabilities and competencies. However, I do INTRODUCTION 33 not want to establish a binary between printed poetry and hip-hop, especially because I look at hip-hop lyrics on paper, where, unfortunately, they lose much of their power. ” I know, though, that some readers will find the juxtaposition of “high” culture with supposedly “low” popular culture disagreeable. Yet others may find that in the juxtaposition that a “counterdiscourse has become institutionalized” as Georg M.
He was martyred, then, before he was forced either to make poetry out of the context of war, or, in the words of Wallace Stevens, to evade the “pressure of reality” on the imagination by ignoring the environment around him. Stevens styles the question this way: retreat inward or take on the world’s horrors? His lectures on poetry and politics suggest the early modernist’s estimation of the poet’s zero–sum game. 2 In this view, then, the role of the referential world of social and political events, conditions, and observable realities is paramount in the writing process, even if the poet chooses to evade that world.
American political poetry in the 21st century by M. Dowdy