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Everyday reading : poetry and popular culture in modern America

Author: Mike Chasar
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Exploring poetry scrapbooks, old-time radio show recording, advertising verse, corporate archives, and Hallmark greeting cards, among other unconventional sources, Mike Chasar casts American poetry as an everyday phenomenon consumed and created by a vast range of readers." -- Back cover
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Chasar
ISBN: 9780231158640 0231158645 9780231158657 0231158653 9780231530774 0231530773
OCLC Number: 775664117
Description: xiii, 302 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: poetry and popular culture --
Saving poetry --
Invisible audiences --
The business of rhyming --
The spin doctor --
Popular poetry and the program era --
Epilogue: In memoriam.
Responsibility: Mike Chasar.

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"Exploring poetry scrapbooks, old-time radio show recording, advertising verse, corporate archives, and Hallmark greeting cards, among other unconventional sources, Mike Chasar casts American poetry as an everyday phenomenon consumed and created by a vast range of readers." -- Back cover

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Mike Chasar's brilliant, witty book is the definitive guide to the growing field of American popular poetry. Empowered by prodigious research and informed by thorough knowledge of the traditional Read more...

 
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