"...horrified to discover that the Norton Anthology costs a whopping £24.99 would be something of an understatement. "I'm not paying that!" I whinged to everyone around me. This is coming from the girl tight enough to pay child fares wherever possible (at the age of nearly 20) and I have even been known to sneak a bottle of Malibu into the pub, order cokes and add the Malibu under the table (it was only once though.and I *was* only 16)! Eventually, my ..."
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Paperback. Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 512 Publisher: WW Norton & Co. As Cole Swensen argues in ... more
the introduction to this comprehensive new anthology. 'Fundamental division' of the long-acknowledged between experimental and traditional is On disappearing in American poetry in favour of hyid approaches that blend trends from accessible lyricism to linguistic exploration. The focus in American Hyid 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 car...