American Poets in the 21st Century : Poetics of Social Engagement, Paperback / softback Book

American Poets in the 21st Century : Poetics of Social Engagement Paperback / softback

Edited by Michael Dowdy, Claudia Rankine

Part of the American Poets in the 21st Century series


Poetics of Social Engagement emphasizes the ways in which innovative American poets have blended art and social awareness, focusing on aesthetic experiments and investigations of ethnic, racial, gender, and class subjectivities.

Rather than consider poetry as a thing apart, or as a tool for asserting identity, this volume's poets create sites, forms, and modes for entering the public sphere, contesting injustices, and reimagining the contemporary.

Like the earlier anthologies in this series, this volume includes generous selections of poetry as well as illuminating poetics statements and incisive essays.

This unique organization makes these books invaluable teaching tools.

A companion website will present audio of each poet's work.

Poets included:Rosa AlcalaBrian BlanchfieldDaniel BorzutzkyCarmen Gimenez SmithCathy Park HongChristine HumeBhanu KapilMauricio Kilwein GuevaraFred MotenCraig Santos PerezBarbara Jane ReyesRoberto TejadaEdwin TorresEssayists included: John Alba CutlerChris NealonKristin DykstraJoyelle McSweeneyDanielle PafundaMolly BendallEunsong KimMichael DowdyBrent Hayes EdwardsJ.

Michael MartinezMartin Joseph PonceDavid ColonUrayoan Noel


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 416 pages, 2 illus.
  • Publisher: University Press of New England
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  • Category: Poetry anthologies (various poets)
  • ISBN: 9780819578303



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