Download American poets say goodbye to the 20th century by Andrei Codrescu PDF

By Andrei Codrescu

The editors of this anthology requested multiple hundred American poets from divergent backgrounds and literary traditions the next query: How could you are saying so long to the twentieth century? Writers either new and tested are represented the following, together with Paul Auster, Charles Bukowski, Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, Maxine Kumin, Carolyn Kizer, Charles Simic, David Trinidad, and Anne Waldman.

Show description

Read or Download American poets say goodbye to the 20th century PDF

Similar anthologies books

The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Shorter Fifth Edition

Providing over 1000 years of verse from the medieval interval to the current, The Norton Anthology of Poetry is the school room typical for the examine of poetry in English. The 5th variation keeps the flexibleness and breadth of choice that has outlined this vintage anthology, whereas greater and accelerated editorial equipment make it a good extra priceless instructing device.

What Is A Poet?

This booklet discusses the level of mistrust and the level of the misunderstandings that exist within the poetry global.

The Mass Ornament: Weimar Essays

Siegfried Kracauer was once one of many 20th century's so much very good cultural critics, a bold and prolific student, and an incisive theorist of movie. during this quantity his most interesting writings on sleek society make their long-awaited visual appeal in English. This publication is a party of the masses--their tastes, amusements, and daily lives.

War, the Army and Victorian Literature

A ground-breaking examine of the way literature either mirrored and contributed to the eclipse and next revival of militarism within the 19th century. concentrating on 4 significant disputes within the Crimea, India, the Sudan, and South Africa in addition to the function of the military in Britain, John Peck examines how Victorian writers spoke back to army matters.

Additional resources for American poets say goodbye to the 20th century

Example text

The century's history was but a gang fight, a clash of mafiosi egos. Who the capos were and what they stood for is a mystery that everyone would like to solve. Who did it? is a question asked often in this book. The "who" and "it" change, but the belief that there was a crime and that someone or something did it to us are unchanging. The capos, or those capo forces that Marxists and Neomarxists tagged and tag, are the object of many a poetic volley. " Even amnesia comes in for a whacking, the result of overstimulation and excess: Paul Auster regrets losing the details of his life through an American life-riddled brain.

5408DC20 96-2033 CIP 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES Page v Note & Acknowledgment Most of the work herein was written in response to the title of this book. These are original poems, published here by permission of and copyrighted by their authors. A few poets felt that some of their earlier poems addressed the subject adequately: they are reprinted here by permission of the authors. The places where these poems first appeared are acknowledged below their poems. We are deeply grateful to the more than one hundred poets who heeded our melancholy yet hopeful call.

Offered blue flames to a smiling virgin. Bought gooseberries in a Paiute smoke shop. Pressed Johnny Jump Ups into new notebook. Decorated stone with ribbons for meditative shadow flutter. Raised kitchen window to sound of silence between bird calls. Read about swallowtails and genebanks. Discovered it's not just the tip, but the whole fingernail that grows. Bathed in hot springs with a highway patrol officer. Polished shoes for potential marriage feast. Scrubbed candle holders with s o s. Made thermos of tea instead of coffee.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.37 of 5 – based on 9 votes