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American comic poetry : history, techniques and modern masters

Author: Jeff Morgan
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Taking a theoretical perspective, this book champions the literary movement of American comic poetry, providing historical context and exploring the work of such writers as Denise Duhamel, Campbell McGrath, Billy Collins, Thomas Lux and Tony Hoagland. The techniques of these poets are examined to reveal how they make us laugh while addressing important social concerns"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Morgan
ISBN: 9780786499847 0786499842
OCLC Number: 911364786
Description: viii, 187 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Jeff Morgan ; foreword by Michael Hettich.

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