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The Poet Resigns: Poetry In A Difficult World, Robert Archambeau Feb 2013

The Poet Resigns: Poetry In A Difficult World, Robert Archambeau

The University of Akron Press Publications

What are we really wishing for when we want poetry to have the prominence it had in the past? Why do American poets overwhelmingly identify with the political left? How do poems communicate? Is there an essential link between formal experimentation and political radicalism? What happens when poetic outsiders become academic insiders? Just what makes a poem a poem? If a poet gives up on her art, what reasons could she find for coming back to poetry? These are the large questions animating the essays of The Poet Resigns: Poetry in a Difficult World, a book that sets out to ...