American Political Poetry in the 21st Century

  • Authors
  • Michael Dowdy

Part of the American Literature Readings in the 21st Century book series (ALTC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Michael Dowdy
    Pages 35-75
  3. Michael Dowdy
    Pages 77-115
  4. Michael Dowdy
    Pages 117-152
  5. Michael Dowdy
    Pages 153-187
  6. Michael Dowdy
    Pages 189-199
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-234

About this book


Dowdy uncovers and analyzes the primary rhetorical strategies, particularly figures of voice, in American political poetry from the Vietnam War-era to the present. He brings together a unique and diverse collection of poets, including an innovative section on hip hop performance.


21st century America performance poetry present rhetoric Vietnam War

Bibliographic information