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Backpack Literature An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing

ISBN-10: 0205151663

ISBN-13: 9780205151660

Edition: 4th 2012 (Revised)

Authors: X. J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia

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List price: $96.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education Canada
Publication date: 7/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1232
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Widely anthologized, Kennedy's poetry may not be as influential among contemporary poets as others' because of his preference for, in his words, "old-fangled structures most poets have junked these days." As Kennedy's comments on his verse suggest, his poetry is witty, concise, and unpretentious. His subject matter is drawn from the everyday including his Catholic background and middle-class suburban life. Yet his concerns can be profound including death, violence, suicide, and Genesis.