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New American Poetry of Engagement A 21st Century Anthology

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ISBN-10: 0786464674

ISBN-13: 9780786464678

Edition: 2012

Authors: Ann Keniston, Jeffrey Gray

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This anthology of poetry collects 21st century American works by both established and emerging poets that deal with the public events, government policies, ecological and political threats, economic uncertainties, and large-scale violence that have largely defined the century to date. But these 138 poems by 50 poets do not simply describe, lament, or bear witness to contemporary events; they also explore the linguistic, temporal, and imaginative problems involved in doing so. In this way, the anthology offers a comprehensive look at contemporary American poetry, demonstrating that poets are moving at once toward a new engagement with public concerns and toward a focus on the problems of…    
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Book details

List price: $42.90
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 8/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Introduction: Saying What Happened in the 21st Century
Bubble Wrap
Action Poem
The Soldier Who Guards the Frontier
To the Republic
Inauguration Day
Call and Answer
Let Sympathy Pass
The Stew of Discontents
Those Being Eaten
Here the Sleepers Sleep
The Altars of September
Lines from the Reports of the Investigative Committees
Partial Inventory of Airborne Debris
Dream of Arabian Hillbillies
The Ghost of Heaven
Fish Market
The Vessel Bends the Water
Background Check
Protest Song
Some Common Terms in Latin That Are Larger Than Our Lives
"A1" from The Day
Little Exercise
Praying (Attempt of June 14'03)
Father Mercy, Mother Tongue
Still Life
The Selvage
Letter to Hayden Carruth
From Names
Ghazal: min al-hobbi m'a qatal
What Happened
I am Your Waiter Tonight and My Name is Dmitri
Ezra Pound's Proposition
On Visiting the DMZ at Panmunjom: A Haibun
Some of David's Story
Happy Anniversary
Full Flight
Troubled Times
In the Loop
From Nine Untitled Epyllions
Reportorial Poetry, Trance & Activism
In a Senate Armed Services Hearing
Request to the Berkeley City Council Concerning Strawberry Creek
In High Desert Under the Drones
When the Towers Fell
From "Love in the Time of War"
The Towers
Heavy Metal Soliloquy
The Warlord's Garden
Extraordinary Rendition
On Reading The Age of Innocence in a Troubled Time
Entering Houses at Night
Still We Take Joy
Just Deserts
Echo Revision
Didactic Elegy
Vita Breva
Elegy for Oum Kolsoum Written Across the Sky
Column I, Tablet XIII
Assault to Abjury
Sen Jak's Advice to the Tropically Depressed
On being Transparent: Cedar Rapids Airport
To the Light of September
To the Words
To the Grass of Autumn
To Ashes
To the Coming Winter
From "Hung Lyres"
From "Homefront/Removes"
Dictionary in the Dark
Interview, Saudi Arabia
I Never Realized They Had Aspirations Like Ours
A History
September, 2001
Poem of Disconnected Parts
The Forgetting
The Anniversary
National Anthem
Dead Soldier
Those Who Could Not Flee
Recent History
God Bless Our Troops
From Don't Let Me be Lonely: An American Lyric: "Cornel West makes the point"
"Timothy McVeigh died at 7:14 A.M."
Given Days
Vietnam Epic Treatment
Election Year
God Exploding
The Black-Eyed Virgins
Song: "The Swollen River Overthrows Its Banks"
The Bush Administration
Found Poem: Microloans
Thinking of Baghdad
The Anatomy of Melancholy
When I'm Crying, I'm not speaking
When I'm speaking, I'm not crying
Elegy Against the Massacre at the Amish School in West Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, Autumn 2006
In Rubble
The Future
Cassandra, Iraq
Found in the Free Library
In a Time of War
Back Then, We Called It "The War"
The Show Must Go On
Rendition, with Flag
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)
From Rising, Falling, Hovering: "He slept with the dead then"
"One bright night"
"I was just thinking"
The Poets: Profiles and Statements