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Disappearing Ink Poetry at the End of Print Culture

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ISBN-10: 1555974104

ISBN-13: 9781555974107

Edition: 2004

Authors: Dana Gioia

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The Celebrated poet and author of Can Poetry Matter?offers another bold, insightful collection of essays on literature's changing place in contemporary culture Poetry is an art that preceded writing, and it will survive television and video games . . . The problem won't be finding an audience. The challenge will be writing well enough to deserve one. In Disappearing Ink, Dana Gioia stakes the claim for poetry's place amid American popular culture, where poetry in its latest oral forms -rap, slam, performance-is transforming the traditional literary culture of the printed page. But, as the seminal title essay asks, "What is a conscientious critic supposed to do with an Eminem or Jay-Z?"…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 10/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Disappearing Ink
Disappearing Ink: Poetry at the End of Print Culture
The Hand of the Poet: The Magical Value of Manuscripts
Longfellow in the Aftermath of Modernism
West Coast Elegies
Fallen Western Star: The Decline of San Francisco as a Literary Region
Rexroth Rediscovered
Brother Beat
Jack Spicer and San Francisco's Lost Bohemia
John Haines
Discovering Kay Ryan
The Cult of Weldon Kees
On Being a California Poet
"All I Have Is a Voice"
"All I Have Is a Voice": September 11th and American Poetry
Two Views of Robert Frost
The Life
The Poetry
Elizabeth Bishop: From Coterie to Canon
Barbara Howes and the Eminent Sorority
The Journey of William Jay Smith
Short Views
Donald Hall
Philip Levine
Peter Davison
Randall Jarrell
Janet Lewis
Samuel Menashe
Donald Justice
James Tate and American Surrealism
What Is Italian American Poetry?
"Connect the Prose and the Passion"