2 edition of CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETS found in the catalog.
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|Pagination||xvi, 92 p. :|
|Number of Pages||66|
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Longland The Bath of the Buffalos Cecilia Meireles 1975 Into viscous water, full of leaves, their hair rose-tinted by the break of day, go boys to wash the buffalos. 1966 One of the most promising, acclaimed poets of her generation, Natasha Tretheway uses her poetry to examine southern and American life, often using her own life as a microcosm. Until recently, many of America's ethnic poets remained underrepresented in classrooms and literary anthologies. The dynamic and diverse world of contemporary Asian American poetry is well represented in the Yale Collection of American Literature as the highlights CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETS will attest.
The context of the subject matter is more important than the actual definition the term itself may have. Her poetry bursts out of the confines of the page, using images and objects to explore the history of Chinese medicine and bodies in diaspora. The manuscript travels through Africa, the Caribbean, and the USA, including cultures and varieties of English from all of those places. Actually, many people divide it into only two groups—traditional and modern or traditional and contemporary.
Who is the best American poet? I remember Addonizio talking about how she used these traditional forms to push herself creatively, but aside from that I do not recall any of them talking about haikus, sonnets, etc. But it is CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETS great consideration of the boundaries of a relationship.
The mock sounds of my death, the horsemen and the horsemanes and the horses are bolting over me… Now, the very first blow, now, the solid steel that is severing my breast, the intimate poniard blade planted in my throat. The poet is a little God. Armantrout reminds the reader about the importance of boundaries and the breadth of love. Her poetry is notable for its shifting between phrases, and the space between these points of language.
We often feel an emotional connection to poetry.
The other side is white, she said.