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Queer Lyrics

Difficulty and Closure in American Poetry

  • Authors
  • John Vincent
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Introduction

Queer Lyrics fills a gap in queer studies: the lyric, as poetic genre, has never been directly addressed by queer theory. Vincent uses formal concerns, difficulty and closure, to discuss innovations specific to queer American poets. He traces a genealogy based on these queer techniques from Whitman, through Crane and Moore, to Ashbery and Spicer. Queer Lyrics considers the place of form in queer theory, while opening new vistas on the poetry of these seminal figures.

Keywords

America lyric poem poetics poetry Queer Studies rhetoric

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