Poetics of Emergence: Affect and History in Postwar Experimental Poetry


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"Experimental poetry responded to historical change in the decades after World War II with an attitude of such casual and reckless originality that its insights have often been overlooked. And yet, Benjamin Lee argues, to ignore the scenes of self and the historical occasions captured by experimental poets of the 1950s and 1960s is to overlook a rich and instructive resource for our own complicated transition into the twenty-first century. In Poetics of Emergence, Lee shows that poets like Frank O'Hara, LeRoi Jones/Amiri ...

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