Face to Meet the Faces An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry

ISBN-10: 1937378128

ISBN-13: 9781937378127

Edition: 2012

Authors: Stacey Lynn Brown, Oliver de la Paz

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The literary tradition of persona, of writing poems in voices or from perspectives other than the poet's own, is ancient in origin and contemporary in practice. The embodiment of different voices is a moment of true empathy, as the author moves beyond his or her own margins to fully inhabit the character, personality, and mindset of another human being. While there are a great number of poems written in persona, there are no current anthologies that collect and celebrate the diverse writers who work in this mode today. Stacey Lynn Brown and Oliver de la Paz have selected a superb collection of approximately two hundred persona poems. These poems embody characters from popular culture, history, the Bible, literature, mythology, and their diversity is reflective of the wide range of authors working in this genre. The anthology also contains brief explanatory notes written by the poets to help historicize and contextualize their characters and personae.
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Akron Press, The
Publication date: 2/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Oliver de la Paz is the author of four collections of poetry: Names Above Houses, Furious Lullaby, Requiem for the Orchard, and Post Subject: A Fable. He is the co-editor of A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry and co-chair of the Kundiman advisory board.

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