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Can Poetry Matter? : Essays on Poetry and American Culture - Dana Gioia

Can Poetry Matter?

Essays on Poetry and American Culture

Paperback Published: 1st September 2002
ISBN: 9781555973704
Number Of Pages: 256

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When Dana Gioia's essay "Can Poetry Matter?" appeared in the Atlantic in 1991, it sparked a firestorm of debate and discussion over the role of the poet in today's world - a dialogue in which Gioia participated on radio, television, and in print. One of the more stimulating and provocative figures on our literary horizon, and the author of two widely praised books of poems, Gioia is also an essayist of wide renown. This collection of essays demonstrates that Gioia's talents do not lie in the area of controversy alone. Can Poetry Matter? is an old-fashioned sort of literary book, part literary criticism, part social commentary, and part plain good reading. Addressing such subjects as the poet as businessman and New Formalism as the real avant-garde, it also includes pieces on the life and work of such diverse figures as Robinson Jeffers, Weldon Kees, Robert Bly, and Wallace Stevens. In an age when literary discourse often seems either bleached of any real content or academic to the point of inaccessibility, the essays in Can Poetry Matter? are certain to educate, provoke, and, perhaps most of all, delight readers. They also establish Dana Gioia as one of the foremost cultural observers of his generation.

"No one, I think, has written with greater clarity or greater poignancy-or with a greater sense of urgency, either-about the 'subculture' in which the art of poetry is still confined...." --Hilton Kramer, The New Criterion"Can Poetry Matter? is an important book, and anyone who professes to care about the state of American poetry will have to take it into account." --World Literature Today"If you're an educated general reader, and you read only one book about contemporary poetry, this should be that book." --Booklist No one, I think, has written with greater clarity or greater poignancy-or with a greater sense of urgency, either-about the 'subculture' in which the art of poetry is still confined.... "Hilton Kramer, The New Criterion" "Can Poetry Matter?" is an important book, and anyone who professes to care about the state of American poetry will have to take it into account. "World Literature Today" If you're an educated general reader, and you read only one book about contemporary poetry, this should be that book. "Booklist"" "No one, I think, has written with greater clarity or greater poignancy-or with a greater sense of urgency, either-about the 'subculture' in which the art of poetry is still confined...." --Hilton Kramer, "The New Criterion" ""Can Poetry Matter?" is an important book, and anyone who professes to care about the state of American poetry will have to take it into account." --"World Literature Today" "If you're an educated general reader, and you read only one book about contemporary poetry, this should be that book." --"Booklist"

ISBN: 9781555973704
ISBN-10: 1555973701
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st September 2002
Publisher: GRAYWOLF PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.68 x 15.47  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 10
Edition Type: New edition