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US Poetry in the Age of Empire, 1979–2012

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Part of the Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics book series (MPCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Piotr K. Gwiazda
    Pages 1-31
  3. Piotr K. Gwiazda
    Pages 93-113
  4. Piotr K. Gwiazda
    Pages 139-143
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 145-195

About this book


Examining poetry by Robert Pinsky, Adrienne Rich, and Amiri Baraka, among others, this book shows that leading US poets since 1979 have performed the role of public intellectual through their poetic rhetoric. Gwiazda's argument aims to revitalize the role of poetry and its social value within an era of global politics.


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About the authors

Piotr K. Gwiazda is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA. He is the author of James Merrill and W.H. Auden (2007) and has also published two books of poetry, Gagarin Street (2005) and Messages (2012).

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