Poetry's Afterlife: Verse in the Digital Age (Digital by Kevin Stein

By Kevin Stein

"The nice excitement of this ebook is the writing itself. not just is it freed from educational and ‘ lit-crit' jargon, it really is energetic prose, usually deliciously witty or funny, and completely modern. Poetry's Afterlife has awesome school room power, from ordinary university academics trying to encourage creativity of their scholars, to graduate scholars in MFA courses, to operating poets who fight with the classy dilemmas Stein elucidates, and to academics of poetry on any level."

--- Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Arizona nation University

"Kevin Stein is the main astute poet-critic of his iteration, and this can be a an important ebook, confronting the main vexing concerns which poetry faces in a brand new century."

---David Wojahn, Virginia Commonwealth University

At a time while such a lot commentators fixate on American poetry's intended "death," Kevin Stein's Poetry's Afterlife as a substitute proposes the energy of its aesthetic hereafter. The essays of Poetry's Afterlife combination memoir, scholarship, and private essay to survey the present poetry scene, hint how we arrived right here, and recommend the place poetry is headed in our more and more electronic tradition. the result's a ebook either fetchingly insightful and obtainable. Poetry's lively afterlife has come regardless of, or maybe due to, 20 years of observation diagnosing American poetry as moribund if no longer already deceased. together with his 2003 appointment as Illinois Poet Laureate and his forays into public libraries and faculties, Stein has chanced on that poetry has no longer given up its literary ghost. For a fated artwork supposedly pushing up aesthetic daisies, poetry nowadays is out of bed within the streets, faculties, and universities, and on-line in new and compelling electronic types. It prospers one of the humans in a full of life if curious underground lifestyles principally missed by way of nationwide media. it is this moment lifestyles, or larger, Poetry's Afterlife, that his publication examines and celebrates.

Kevin Stein is Caterpillar Professor of English and Director of the inventive Writing application at Bradley college and has served as Illinois Poet Laureate for the reason that 2003, having assumed the placement previously held via Gwendolyn Brooks and Carl Sandburg. he's the writer of diverse books of poetry and criticism.

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