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The poem is you : 60 contemporary American poems and how to read them, Stephen Burt

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The poem is you : 60 contemporary American poems and how to read them
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The poem is you
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60 contemporary American poems and how to read them
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Stephen Burt
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Summary
Contemporary American poetry has plenty to offer new readers, and plenty more for those who already follow it. Yet its difficulty--and sheer variety--leaves many readers puzzled or overwhelmed. The critic, scholar, and poet Stephen Burt sets out to help. Beginning in the early 1980s, where critical consensus ends, Burt canvasses American poetry of the past four decades, from the headline making urgency of Claudia Rankine's Citizen to the stark pathos of Louise Glück, the limitless energy of J. F. Herrera, and the erotic provocations of D. A. Powell. The Poem Is You: Sixty Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them is a guide to the diverse magnificences of American poetry today. It presents a wide range of poems selected by Burt for this volume, each accompanied by an original essay explaining how a given poem works, why it matters, and how the poem speaks to other parts of art and culture. Included here are some classroom classics (by Ashbery, Komunyakaa, Hass), less famous poems by very famous poets (Glück, Kay Ryan), prizewinning poets near the start of their careers (such as Brandon Som), and others who are not--or not yet--well known. The Poem Is You will appeal to poets, teachers, and students, but it is intended especially for readers who want to learn more about contemporary American poetry but who have not known where or how to start. It describes what American poets have fashioned for one another, and what they can give us today. --
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1971-
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Burt, Stephen
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811/.5409
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index present
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PS325
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.B87 2016
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non fiction
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  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
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The poem is you : 60 contemporary American poems and how to read them, Stephen Burt
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-396) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • (1982)
  • my dream about the second coming
  • Lucille Clifton
  • (1982 / 1987)
  • Possession
  • Carla Harryman
  • (1982)
  • Songs & sonnets
  • John Hollander
  • (1983)
  • Paradoxes and oxymorons
  • More music
  • Carl Dennis
  • (1984 / 1985)
  • Saxophone
  • Liam Rector
  • (1984)
  • Incantation
  • Czesław Miłosz, trans. Robert Pinsky and Czesław Miłosz
  • (1984)
  • Shoe from the waves
  • John Ashbery
  • Robert Grenier
  • (1984)
  • Lightnin' blues
  • Rita Dove
  • (1986)
  • Target
  • A.R. Ammons
  • (1987)
  • Facing it
  • Yusef Komunyakaa
  • (1981)
  • (1987 / 1988)
  • Hamatawk
  • Diane Glancy
  • (1988 / 1991)
  • Domestic mysticism
  • Lucie Brock-Broido
  • (1988)
  • Above the inland empire today
  • Killarney Clary
  • (1989)
  • tito madera smith
  • Modern love
  • John Yau
  • (1989)
  • Oh
  • Robert Creeley
  • (1990)
  • Tato Laviera
  • (1981)
  • The Ride
  • Richard Wilbur
  • (1991)
  • Lamium
  • Louise Glück
  • (1992)
  • Self-portrait in TyvekTM windbreaker
  • James Merrill
  • (1992 / 1995)
  • Salt
  • Linda Gregerson
  • (1993 / 1996)
  • December journal
  • Emptiness
  • Kay Ryan
  • (1993)
  • "A wooden eye. An 1884 silver dollar. A homemade explosive. A set of false teeth. And a 14-Karat gold ashtray"
  • Albert Goldbarth
  • (1995 / 1998)
  • honey jars of hair
  • Harryette Mullen
  • (1995)
  • Halley's Comet
  • Charles Wright
  • Stanley Kunitz
  • (1995)
  • Letters to Zanzotto: Letter 3
  • Michael Palmer
  • (1995)
  • Our Lady of the Snows
  • Robert Hass
  • (1996)
  • Key episodes from an earthly life
  • C.D. Wright
  • (1990)
  • (1996)
  • Blood on the wheel
  • Juan Felipe Herrera
  • (1999)
  • The piano player explains himself
  • Allen Grossman
  • (1991)
  • An atlas of the difficult world XIII (Dedications)
  • Adrienne Rich
  • (2001)
  • Race
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • (2001)
  • A / ppeal A / pple A / dam A / dream
  • Liz Waldner
  • (2002)
  • >> > >> > >> PLEASE FORWARD & > >>
  • kari edwards
  • (2003)
  • A song that we still sing
  • Tonight
  • Agha Shahid Ali
  • (1996 / 2003)
  • [when he comes he is neither sun nor shade: a china doll]
  • D.A. Powell
  • (2004)
  • Sans serif
  • Angie Estes
  • (2005)
  • To the wires overhead
  • Carter Revard
  • W.S. Merwin
  • (2005 / 2007)
  • On sleep
  • Bernadette Mayer
  • (2005)
  • Moab
  • Donald Revell
  • (2005 / 2007)
  • The blue terrance
  • Terrance Hayes
  • (2001)
  • (2006)
  • Epigraph
  • Allan Peterson
  • (2001)
  • Our nature
  • Rae Armantrout
  • (2008)
  • Lustron: the house America has been waiting for
  • Robyn Schiff
  • (2008)
  • Q is for the quick
  • Mary Jo Bang
  • (2009)
  • Viagra
  • Lucia Perillo
  • (2009)
  • Futures
  • The workhorse
  • Melissa Range
  • (2010)
  • Prescription
  • Joseph Massey
  • (2011)
  • Date: post glacial
  • dg nanouk okpik
  • (2012)
  • Class
  • Jorie Graham
  • Rosa Alcalá
  • (2012)
  • Oversized T-shirts
  • Gabby Bess
  • (2012 / 2013)
  • Hide-and-seek with God
  • Brenda Shaughnessy
  • (2012)
  • You and your partner go to see the film
  • Claudia Rankine
  • (2007 / 2008)
  • (2014)
  • Oulipo
  • Brandon Som
  • (2014)
  • Weeping
  • Ross Gay
  • (2015)
  • Miss Weariness
  • Laura Kasischke
  • (2007)
  • Song of the mortar and pestle
  • Frank Bidart
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 419 pages
Isbn
9780674737877
Lccn
2016012435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1558150
  • (OCoLC)959936494
  • 1552236
  • (OCoLC)ocn959936494
  • 1552236
  • 1558150
  • 1558150
Label
The poem is you : 60 contemporary American poems and how to read them, Stephen Burt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (1982)
  • my dream about the second coming
  • Lucille Clifton
  • (1982 / 1987)
  • Possession
  • Carla Harryman
  • (1982)
  • Songs & sonnets
  • John Hollander
  • (1983)
  • Paradoxes and oxymorons
  • More music
  • Carl Dennis
  • (1984 / 1985)
  • Saxophone
  • Liam Rector
  • (1984)
  • Incantation
  • Czesław Miłosz, trans. Robert Pinsky and Czesław Miłosz
  • (1984)
  • Shoe from the waves
  • John Ashbery
  • Robert Grenier
  • (1984)
  • Lightnin' blues
  • Rita Dove
  • (1986)
  • Target
  • A.R. Ammons
  • (1987)
  • Facing it
  • Yusef Komunyakaa
  • (1981)
  • (1987 / 1988)
  • Hamatawk
  • Diane Glancy
  • (1988 / 1991)
  • Domestic mysticism
  • Lucie Brock-Broido
  • (1988)
  • Above the inland empire today
  • Killarney Clary
  • (1989)
  • tito madera smith
  • Modern love
  • John Yau
  • (1989)
  • Oh
  • Robert Creeley
  • (1990)
  • Tato Laviera
  • (1981)
  • The Ride
  • Richard Wilbur
  • (1991)
  • Lamium
  • Louise Glück
  • (1992)
  • Self-portrait in TyvekTM windbreaker
  • James Merrill
  • (1992 / 1995)
  • Salt
  • Linda Gregerson
  • (1993 / 1996)
  • December journal
  • Emptiness
  • Kay Ryan
  • (1993)
  • "A wooden eye. An 1884 silver dollar. A homemade explosive. A set of false teeth. And a 14-Karat gold ashtray"
  • Albert Goldbarth
  • (1995 / 1998)
  • honey jars of hair
  • Harryette Mullen
  • (1995)
  • Halley's Comet
  • Charles Wright
  • Stanley Kunitz
  • (1995)
  • Letters to Zanzotto: Letter 3
  • Michael Palmer
  • (1995)
  • Our Lady of the Snows
  • Robert Hass
  • (1996)
  • Key episodes from an earthly life
  • C.D. Wright
  • (1990)
  • (1996)
  • Blood on the wheel
  • Juan Felipe Herrera
  • (1999)
  • The piano player explains himself
  • Allen Grossman
  • (1991)
  • An atlas of the difficult world XIII (Dedications)
  • Adrienne Rich
  • (2001)
  • Race
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • (2001)
  • A / ppeal A / pple A / dam A / dream
  • Liz Waldner
  • (2002)
  • >> > >> > >> PLEASE FORWARD & > >>
  • kari edwards
  • (2003)
  • A song that we still sing
  • Tonight
  • Agha Shahid Ali
  • (1996 / 2003)
  • [when he comes he is neither sun nor shade: a china doll]
  • D.A. Powell
  • (2004)
  • Sans serif
  • Angie Estes
  • (2005)
  • To the wires overhead
  • Carter Revard
  • W.S. Merwin
  • (2005 / 2007)
  • On sleep
  • Bernadette Mayer
  • (2005)
  • Moab
  • Donald Revell
  • (2005 / 2007)
  • The blue terrance
  • Terrance Hayes
  • (2001)
  • (2006)
  • Epigraph
  • Allan Peterson
  • (2001)
  • Our nature
  • Rae Armantrout
  • (2008)
  • Lustron: the house America has been waiting for
  • Robyn Schiff
  • (2008)
  • Q is for the quick
  • Mary Jo Bang
  • (2009)
  • Viagra
  • Lucia Perillo
  • (2009)
  • Futures
  • The workhorse
  • Melissa Range
  • (2010)
  • Prescription
  • Joseph Massey
  • (2011)
  • Date: post glacial
  • dg nanouk okpik
  • (2012)
  • Class
  • Jorie Graham
  • Rosa Alcalá
  • (2012)
  • Oversized T-shirts
  • Gabby Bess
  • (2012 / 2013)
  • Hide-and-seek with God
  • Brenda Shaughnessy
  • (2012)
  • You and your partner go to see the film
  • Claudia Rankine
  • (2007 / 2008)
  • (2014)
  • Oulipo
  • Brandon Som
  • (2014)
  • Weeping
  • Ross Gay
  • (2015)
  • Miss Weariness
  • Laura Kasischke
  • (2007)
  • Song of the mortar and pestle
  • Frank Bidart
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 419 pages
Isbn
9780674737877
Lccn
2016012435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1558150
  • (OCoLC)959936494
  • 1552236
  • (OCoLC)ocn959936494
  • 1552236
  • 1558150
  • 1558150

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