Opposing Poetries

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Publication Date
August 1996
Page Count
207 pages
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Opposing Poetries

Part Two: Readings
Hank Lazer

Opposing Poetries presents a selection of Hank Lazer's writing on a range of issues in contemporary American poetry. Through a series of recurring cultural, material, and institutional perspectives, Lazer investigates the assumptions and habits that govern conflicting conceptions of contemporary American poetry, while refining, reconsidering, and questioning his own and modern theorists' assertions and claims relating to experimental poetry.

In Volume Two, Lazer presents a series of sustained readings of important experimental texts. Included are the poets Susan Howe, Lyn Hejinian, Bruce Andrews, and James Sherry. Lazer places these poets in the context of contemporary literary theory, and inspects both the successes and failures of said theory to interpret these works.

About the Author

Hank Lazer is Professor of English and Assistant Dean for Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Alabama. He has published widely in both poetry and criticism.