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American Political Poetry in the 21st Century

American Literature Readings in the 21st Century

By (author) Michael Dowdy
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Palgrave USA, Gordonsville, United States
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Published: 8th Jun 2007
Dimensions: w 140mm h 216mm d 18mm
Weight: 472g
ISBN-10: 1403976449
ISBN-13: 9781403976444
Barcode No: 9781403976444
Synopsis
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.

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"American Political Poetry into the Twenty-First Century creates a new kind of discourse. Inclusive in its assessment of much 20th century U.S. poetry, the book reads mainstream poets alongside a number of Latina/o writers, the culture of poetry Michael Dowdy finds much more active politically. His concluding section takes on the issue of whether or not academic study can legitimate hip-hopo, clearly the most political of current poetry forms. This is a truly


helpful book." - Linda Wagner-Martin, Frank Borden Hanes Professor of English


& Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill