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Voicing American poetry : sound and performance from the 1920s to the present

Author: Lesley Wheeler
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The most interesting tensions and ambitions of twentieth-century American poetry intersect in one resonant word: voice. The term "poetic voice" emphasizes poetry's reliance on sound, which is  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Wheeler
ISBN: 9780801474422 0801474426 9780801446689 0801446686
OCLC Number: 928697932
Notes: Índice.
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for the 2009 Modernist Studies Associa.
Description: x, 235 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : voice identification --
Sounding poetic voice --
Edna St. Vincent Millay's performance of presence --
Voice and the visual poetry of Langston Hughes --
Lyric collaborations : James Merrill, David Jackson, Denise Duhamel, and Maureen Seaton --
Voice activated : from the contemporary academic poetry reading to the National Poetry Slam --
Afterword : resonances --
Appendix A : a list of public poetry soundings since 1950 --
Appendix B : five poets from four corners : an interview, August 2005.
Responsibility: Lesley Wheeler.

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