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Orpheus in the Bronx : essays on identity, politics, and the freedom of poetry

Author: Reginald Shepherd
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2007.
Series: Poets on poetry.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A highly acute writer, scholar, editor, and critic, Reginald Shepherd brings to his work the sensibilities of a classicist and a contemporary theorist, an inheritor of the American high modernist canon, and a poet drawing and playing on popular culture, while simultaneously venturing into formal experimentation. In the essays collected here, Shepherd offers probing meditations unified by a "resolute defense of  Read more...
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Shepherd, Reginald, 1963-
Orpheus in the Bronx.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608407048
Named Person: Reginald Shepherd; Reginald Shepherd; Reginald Shepherd
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Reginald Shepherd
ISBN: 9780472099986 0472099981 9780472069989 0472069985
OCLC Number: 140109745
Awards: Commended for National Book Critics Circle Award (Criticism) 2008
Description: 199 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: By way of introduction --
To make me who I am --
Other's other : against identity poetry, for possibility --
Toward an urban pastoral --
Notes toward beauty --
One state of the art --
On Alvin Feinman's "True night" --
On Jorie Graham's Erosion : poetry, perception, politics --
What remained of a genet : on the topic of Querelle --
Shadows and light moving on water : on Samuel R. Delany --
Four gay American poets --
On Linda Gregg's Too bright to see --
Thirteen ways of looking at a coat : nuances of a theme by Stevens --
Why I write.
Series Title: Poets on poetry.
Responsibility: Reginald Shepherd.
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