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Author Stein, Kevin, 1954-

Title Poetry's afterlife : verse in the digital age / Kevin Stein.

Imprint Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press : University of Michigan Library, 2010.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xii, 261 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note "Digital culture books"--Ser. title page.
Contents [1.] On poets & aesthetic history. Paper or plastic, Pepsi or Coke, irony or sincerity? -- "The only courage is joy!": ecstasy and doubt in James Wright's poetry -- Playing favorites: American poetry's top ten-ism fetish -- "When the frost is on the punkin": newspaper poetry's history and decline -- Aesthetic dodo -- [2.] On technology & the writerly life. Poems and pixels: the work of art in an age of digital reproduction -- A digital poetry playlist: varieties of video and new media poetries -- These drafts and castoffs: mapping literary manuscripts -- Death by zeroes and ones: the fate of literary "papers" -- [3.] On teaching & the writer's workshop. The hammer -- Voice: what you say and how readers hear it -- Why kids hate poetry -- Whitman's sampler: an assortment of youth poems -- [4.] After silence. (Hidden track): poetry in public places.
Note Print version record.
Summary At a time when most commentators fixate on American poetry's supposed "death," Kevin Stein's Poetry's Afterlife instead proposes the vitality of its aesthetic hereafter. The essays of Poetry's Afterlife blend memoir, scholarship, and personal essay to survey the current poetry scene, trace how we arrived here, and suggest where poetry is headed in our increasingly digital culture. The result is a book both fetchingly insightful and accessible. Poetry's spirited afterlife has come despite, or perhaps because of, two decades of commentary diagnosing American poetry as moribund if not already deceased. With his 2003 appointment as Illinois Poet Laureate and his forays into public libraries and schools, Stein has discovered that poetry has not given up its literary ghost. For a fated art supposedly pushing up aesthetic daisies, poetry these days is up and about in the streets, schools, and universities, and online in new and compelling digital forms. It flourishes among the people in a lively if curious underground existence largely overlooked by national media. It's this second life, or better, Poetry's Afterlife, that his book examines and celebrates.
Language English.
Subject American poetry -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Poetry -- Appreciation -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Poetry -- Appreciation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American poetry. (OCoLC)fst00807348
Poetry -- Appreciation. (OCoLC)fst01067692
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author University of Michigan. Digital Library Platform & Services.
Other Form: Print version: Stein, Kevin, 1954- Poetry's afterlife. Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press : University of Michigan Library, 2010 (OCoLC)466344601
ISBN 9780472026708 (electronic bk.)
0472026704 (electronic bk.)
9780472900404 (electronic bk.)
0472900404 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051402729
AU@ 000051621658
AU@ 000058164932
DEBBG BV041558409
DEBBG BV043084373
DEBSZ 421626569
GBVCP 865739447
HEBIS 299820386
NZ1 14249149
NZ1 14256063

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