This anthology includes many of the major poets to have emerged and gained preeminence since World War II, and whose writing reflects an entirely new way of looking at and structuring reality. United by their "postmodernist" concerns with spontaneity, "instantism," formal and syntactic flexibility, and the revelation of both the creator and the process through the writing itself, these 38 poets represent very diverse strains of an essential American individualism. Included are many of the poets whose work first gained widespread national attention with the 1960 publication of The New American Poetry: Charles Olson, Allen Ginsberg, Paul Blackburn, LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), Denise Levertov, Robert Duncan, and others. Among the poets included here for the first time are Anne Waldman, Diane di Prima, Ed Sanders, Jerome Rothenberg, and James Koller. In addition to a new preface by Allen and Butterick, the book provides autobiographical notes of all the poets and listings of their major works.
Author: Donald Allen Publisher: Grove Press Published: 01/14/1994 Pages: 448 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.15lbs Size: 8.30h x 5.40w x 1.30d ISBN: 9780802150356