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Can poetry matter?

Author: Dana Gioia
Publisher: Saint Paul, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [1992] 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Dana Gioia's essay "Can Poetry Matter?" appeared in the Atlantic in 1991, it sparked a firestorm of debate and discussion over the role of the poet in today's world - a dialogue in which Gioia participated on radio, television, and in print. One of the more stimulating and provocative figures on our literary horizon, and the author of two widely praised books of poems, Gioia is also an essayist of wide renown.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gioia, Dana.
Can poetry matter?
St. Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c1992
(OCoLC)645859559
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dana Gioia
ISBN: 1555971768 9781555971762 1555971776 9781555971779
OCLC Number: 25676449
Notes: "First printing, 1992"--Back of title page.
Description: xiii, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Can poetry matter? --
The dilemma of the long poem --
Notes on the new formalism --
Strong counsel (Robinson Jeffers) --
The loneliness of Weldon Kees --
The anonymity of the regional poet (Ted Kooser) --
Business and poetry --
The sense of the sleight-of-hand man --
The Emperor of Hartford --
Bourgeois in Bohemia (T.S. Eliot) --
The successful career of Robert Bly --
John Ashbery --
Magaret Atwood --
Jared Carter --
James Dickey --
Tom Disch --
Maxine Kumin --
Radcliffe Squires --
Theodore Weiss --
The difficult case of Howard Moss --
Tradition and an indivicual talent (Donald Justice) --
The example of Elizabeth Bishop --
The poet in the age of prose.
Responsibility: essays on poetry and American culture by Dana Gioia.
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When Dana Gioia's essay "Can Poetry Matter?" appeared in the Atlantic in 1991, it sparked a firestorm of debate and discussion over the role of the poet in today's world - a dialogue in which Gioia participated on radio, television, and in print. One of the more stimulating and provocative figures on our literary horizon, and the author of two widely praised books of poems, Gioia is also an essayist of wide renown. This collection of essays demonstrates that Gioia's talents do not lie in the area of controversy alone. Can Poetry Matter? is an old-fashioned sort of literary book, part literary criticism, part social commentary, and part plain good reading. Addressing such subjects as the poet as businessman and New Formalism as the real avant-garde, it also includes pieces on the life and work of such diverse figures as Robinson Jeffers, Weldon Kees, Robert Bly, and Wallace Stevens. In an age when literary discourse often seems either bleached of any real content or academic to the point of inaccessibility, the essays in Can Poetry Matter? are certain to educate, provoke, and, perhaps most of all, delight readers. They also establish Dana Gioia as one of the foremost cultural observers of his generation.

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