The Politics of Poetic Form: Poetry and Public Policy. Jerome Rothenberg, Jackson Mac Low, Charles Bernstein.
The Politics of Poetic Form: Poetry and Public Policy

The Politics of Poetic Form: Poetry and Public Policy

ISBN: 0937804355
New York, NY: Roof Books/ The Segue Foundation, 1990. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "The relation of poetry to public policy is usually assumed to be tenuous or secondary. Poems are imagined primarily to express personal emotions; if political, they are seen as articulating positions already expounded elsewhere. In contrast, poetry can be conceived as an active arena for exploring the most basic questions about political thought and action. The particular focus of (this) collection is on the ways that the formal dynamics of a poem shape its ideology; more specifically, how radically innovative poetic styles can have political meanings." (from back cover, adopted from editors' Preface) Essays by acclaimed poets including Charles Bernstein (who is also the editor of this volume), Jackson Mac Low, Jerome Rothenberg & many others; originally presented in a series of events at the New School for Social Research in NYC during late 1988. Most of the essays include transcripts with excerpts of discussions that took place following their presentation. Trade format softcover first edition published simultaneously with first hardcover edition. A desirable resource for the advanced poetry scholar & collector. In very fine condition, with only very slight rubbing to glossy front, back covers & spine; two tiny vertical gauge-scratches near upper right corner of front cover that do not penetrate surface; otherwise quite close to pristine inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #3168]

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