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Assembling Alternatives: Reading Postmodern Poetries Transnationally Romana Huk

Assembling Alternatives: Reading Postmodern Poetries Transnationally

Romana Huk

Published April 29th 2003
ISBN : 9780819565396
Hardcover
424 pages
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Assembling Alternatives brings together five English-speaking communities -- the U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland and Australia -- to discuss how national differences have inflected poetic experimentation. The 24 essays provide historic overviews, closeMoreAssembling Alternatives brings together five English-speaking communities -- the U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland and Australia -- to discuss how national differences have inflected poetic experimentation. The 24 essays provide historic overviews, close readings, personal views and polemics on poetics as they have developed in situ. These oppositional poetries and poetics are highly diverse and can only be unified -- as they are here -- as an imagined collective alternative to a mainstream and institutionalized practice of poetry. By tracing the varied histories and trajectories of innovative poetry in these countries, and by engaging in readings of specific texts from within these traditions, Assembling Alternatives suggests subtle but provocative differences in strategies of resistance, constructions of self, use of voice and use of technology.