Poetry as Insurgent Art

ISBN-10: 0811217191
ISBN-13: 9780811217194
Edition: 2007
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Description: After a lifetime, this (r)evolutionary little book is still a work-in-progress, the poet'sars poetica, to which at 88 he is constantly adding. From the groundbreaking (and betselling)A Coney Island of the Mindin 1958 to the "personal epic"  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 9/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 90
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.308
Language: English

After a lifetime, this (r)evolutionary little book is still a work-in-progress, the poet'sars poetica, to which at 88 he is constantly adding. From the groundbreaking (and betselling)A Coney Island of the Mindin 1958 to the "personal epic" ofAmericus, Book Iin 2003, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has, in more than thirty books, been the poetic conscience of America. Now inPoetry As Insurgent Art, he offers, in prose, his primer of what poetry is, could be, should be. The result is by turns tender and furious, personal and political. If you are a reader of poetry, find out what is missing from the usual fare you are served; if you are a poet, read at your own riskyou will never again look at your role in the same way.

Poetry as insurgent art
What is poetry?
Forethoughts
Populist Manifesto #1 (1976)
Populist Manifesto #2 (1978)
Modern Poetry is Prose (1978)
Bibliographical note

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