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From the Valley of Making: Essays on the Craft of Poetry
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Michigan Pr
Publication date March 26, 2015
Pages 212
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780472052509
ISBN-10 0472052500
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.64 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Other format details university press
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David Wojahn examines the state of American verse as it enters the first decades of a new millennium, focusing on both the challenges and opportunities of an ancient art as it tries to adapt to the cultural, technological, and political transformations of our turbulent era. Each of these nine essays makes an impassioned and nuanced argument against the so-called marginalization of poetry in contemporary American culture. Among the work included is a penetrating essay on the role of politics in contemporary verse, a querulous examination of the rise of what Wojahn terms “the Google poem,” and a meditation on poetry and “self-doubt.” Among the figures he considers are American poets such as Hayden Carruth, John Berryman, Linda Bierds, and Tom Sleigh, as well as crucial modern international poets, among them Nazim Hikmet, Zbigniew Herbert, C.P. Cavafy, and Tomas Transtromer. These are personable, opinionated, and, above all, readable essays by a widely admired poet-critic.


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9780472072507 | details & prices | 212 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $75.00
About: David Wojahn examines the state of American verse as it enters the first decades of a new millennium, focusing on both the challenges and opportunities of an ancient art as it tries to adapt to the cultural, technological, and political transformations of our turbulent era.
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from Univ of Michigan Pr (March 26, 2015)
9780472052509 | details & prices | 212 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $29.95
About: David Wojahn examines the state of American verse as it enters the first decades of a new millennium, focusing on both the challenges and opportunities of an ancient art as it tries to adapt to the cultural, technological, and political transformations of our turbulent era.

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