POETICS OF THE NEW AMERICAN POETRY by Donald & Warren Tallman -- Eds. Allen

POETICS OF THE NEW AMERICAN POETRY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Twenty-five short, eloquent statements from Walt Whitman to Lawrence Ferlinghetti on the language, diction, form and intent of modern poetry. Allen and Tallman belong to the radical dissident school of poetics; hence such stalwarts as T. S. Eliot (""more urbane perhaps than urgent""), Wallace Stevens and Robert Penn Warren are bypassed in favor of iconoclastic individualists with an emphasis on the generation of Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, et al.

Pub Date: Dec. 17th, 1973
Publisher: Grove Press--dist. by Random House