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American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry (Paperback)

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By Cole Swensen (Editor), David St John (Editor)
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As Cole Swensen argues in the introduction to this comprehensive new anthology, the long-acknowledged "fundamental division" between experimental and traditional is disappearing in American poetry in favor of hybrid approaches that blend trends from accessible lyricism to linguistic exploration. The focus in American Hybrid is on the blend; the more than seventy poets featured here--including Jorie Graham, Albert Goldbarth, and Lyn Hejinian--have found new and often unique ways to reconfigure the innumerable and sometimes conflicting voices of the past thirty years. The editors have crafted short introductory essays on each of the poets in the anthology, providing biographical backgrounds and positioning them within the current of contemporary poetry. This new anthology is essential reading for those who care about the present moment--and the future--of American verse.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393333756
ISBN-10: 0393333752
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: March 1st, 2009
Pages: 529
Language: English