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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 648–650.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... These books help cement the case (perhaps even more than White’s valuable but largely white and internalist reconceptualization of the lyric mode) that US poetry is as engaged with the cultural and political exigencies of the moment as narrative, and that its formal qualities are a central part...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 443–447.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Mark Scroggins © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Invisible Listeners: Lyric Intimacy in Herbert, Whitman, and Ashbery . By Helen Vendler. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2005. 95 pp. Cloth, $32.95; paper, $14.95. The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 627–630.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Anne Raine Duke University Press 2007 The Feminist Avant-Garde in American Poetry . By Elisabeth A. Frost. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2003. xviii, 245 pp. Paper, $19.95. Lyric Interventions: Feminism, Experimental Poetry, and Contemporary Discourse . By Linda A. Kinnahan...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 904–907.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of the Americas. Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture . By Epstein Andrew . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2016 . xi, 364 pp. Cloth , $65.00 ; e-book available. The Lyric in the Age of the Brain . By Skillman Nikki . Cambridge, MA...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 867–869.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Martin Joseph Ponce © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Queering Cold War Poetry: Ethics of Vulnerability in Cuba and the United States . By Eric Keenaghan. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2009. x, 196 pp. $39.95. Queer Optimism: Lyric Personhood and Other Felicitous...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 273–300.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Sonya Posmentier Reading Claude McKay’s “The Tropics in New York” as a twentieth-century aesthetic equivalent of a slave provision ground, Posmentier argues that the poem asserts cultural autonomy even in the face of the dislocation it describes. In doing so, she suggests that formal lyric poetry...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 585–612.
Published: 01 September 2018
... . “ Jazz, Realism, and the Modernist Lyric: The Poetry of Langston Hughes .” Modern Language Quarterly 61 , no. 4 : 651 – 82 . Peters Anna . 1938 . “ Books of the Day .” Daily Worker , April 30 . Ponce Martin Joseph . 2005 . “ Langston Hughes’s Queer Blues .” Modern Language...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2010
... critics such as Rosanna Warren, Helen Vendler, Samuel Otter, and Elizabeth Renker have also elucidated the radical formal complexity and innovativeness that makes Melville’s poetry, from its reversal of lyric temporality to its entanglements of epistemology and desire, at once weirdly...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 333–361.
Published: 01 June 2013
... for aesthetic excellence but opts to place the poem’s lyric speaker not aloft with the solitary and expert artist but below with a set of well-meaning but inept creatures. This shift in Moore’s artistic priorities provides a lens for understanding the topicality and fond humor of her later poetry...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 815–817.
Published: 01 December 2020
... study. Owens-Murphy refuses to abide by the generic and disciplinary boundaries that have too often obscured the vital, mutually enriching commerce between modern fiction and poetry. Deftly blending theories of narrative, lyric, and genre, she argues that the long-standing critical bias toward narrative...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 863–870.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of the tradition of lyric poetry and as such continue to exert influence on American litera- ture. Arguing for the inclusion of slave songs in the American and African American literary canon, Ramey differentiates slave songs from spirituals, a term that mischaracterizes these works as being concerned only...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 869–873.
Published: 01 December 2016
... that the contentious 1949 inaugural award of the Bollingen Prize for Poetry to Ezra Pound limns the complex tensions between poetic lyricism and political liberalism in American cultural life during the mid-twentieth century. Delineating the Cold War “liberal aesthetic” that occasioned Pound’s award, Gross evaluates...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 879.
Published: 01 December 2000
... lyric poetry might have for how we read culture. Miller’s writing shines when she writes on culture. Less convincing are the close readings of the poems. There is little attempt to put these poems...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 390–393.
Published: 01 June 2020
... and perpetuated this time and place of modernity by going outside ‘emplotment’ altogether” (17). In the first part, chapters on Claude McKay, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Derek Walcott discuss how lyric poetry turned to tropes and realities of cultivation “from within the confines of the plantation geography and economy...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 769–795.
Published: 01 December 2012
... that they had authored the lyric; the most committed imposter was Alexander McWhorter Ball, a New Jersey legislator whose wealthy and powerful friends mounted a national campaign to prove his authorship. The poem’s actual author, Elizabeth Akers Allen, found herself in danger of losing her reputation...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 115–143.
Published: 01 March 2021
... writing that draws on the characteristics of lyric poetry. Jonathan Culler ( 2015 : 2) argues that “the most salient features of many lyrics” are those that “are not to be found in ordinary speech acts—from rhythm and sound patterning to intertextual relations.” Lyric poems typically use “triangulated...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2003
... that poetry must be as concerned with form as it is with politics. Thurston’s formalist readings of Rolfe’s and Hughes’s lyric poetry do not serve his argument well, but he is more at ease exploring...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... Thurston’s formalist readings of Rolfe’s and Hughes’s lyric poetry do not serve his argument well, but he is more at ease exploring the modernist forms of quotation, juxtaposition, and documentation employed...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 791–820.
Published: 01 December 2017
... poetry. In order to foster a sense of connection with a larger social field, he must confront the inadequacy of his medium, the lyric poem, a medium he cannot help but associate with the consolidation of the individual and the apolitical concerns of the personal speaker. The second poem...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 753–784.
Published: 01 December 2018
...-length selection of Taylor’s poems ( 1939 ), Brooks and Warren treat poetry as formal and only secondarily as historical. Brooks and Warren’s account estimates poetry generally in much the same terms that Johnson estimates Taylor’s poems specifically: as symbolically dense, stand-alone lyrics, whose form...
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