Left of poetry : Depression America and the formation of modern poetics / Sarah Ehlers
- Ehlers, Sarah
- Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 291 pages ; 24 cm
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I Documentary -- ch. One Photography and the Development of Radical Poetics: Langston Hughes in Haiti, Mexico, Alabama -- ch. Two Fusing an Alloy: Muriel Rukeyser at the Limits of Poetry/Documentary -- pt. II Lyric -- ch. Three Lyric Effects: Singing the Futures of Poetry with Genevieve Taggard and Edwin Rolfe -- ch. Four Lyric Internationalism: Jacques Roumain and His Committee -- pt. III Rhythm -- ch. Five The Left Needs Rhythm: Popular Front Poetry, Antifascism, and the Counterarchives of Modernism.
- "In this incisive study, Sarah Ehlers returns to the Depression-era United States in order to unsettle longstanding ideas about poetry and emerging approaches to poetics. By bringing to light a range of archival materials and theories about poetry that emerged on the 1930s left, Ehlers reimagines the historical formation of modern poetics. Offering new and challenging readings of prominent figures such as Langston Hughes and Muriel Rukeyser, and uncovering the contributions of lesser-known writers such as Jacques Roumain, Genevieve Taggard, and Martha Millet, Ehlers illuminates an aesthetically and geographically diverse matrix of schools and movements"--
- 9781469651279 hardcover alkaline paper, 1469651270 hardcover alkaline paper, 9781469651286 paperback alkaline paper, and 1469651289 paperback alkaline paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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