By Ira Sadoff
Much of our so much adventurous writing has happened at history’s margins, concurrently utilizing and resisting culture. by way of monitoring key modern poets—including John Ashbery, Olena Kaltyiak Davis, Louise Glück, Czeslaw Milosz, Frank O’Hara, and C. okay. Williams—as good as musing on jazz and different artistic firms, Sadoff investigates the vigorous poetic paintings of these who've grappled with past due twentieth-century attitudes approximately heritage, subjectivity, contingency, flux, and modernity. In plainspoken writing, he probes the query of the poet’s means to light up and universalize fact. alongside the way in which, we're referred to as to think about how and why paintings strikes and transforms human beings.
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