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American Poetry in Performance: From Walt Whitman to Hip Hop

  • Author:Tyler Hoffman
  • Publisher:University of Michigan Press
  • Category:Book
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  • Sales Rank:1,225,136
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:282
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):8500
  • Dimensions (in):9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8
  • Publication Date:May 29, 2013
  • ISBN:0472035525
  • EAN:9780472035526
  • ASIN:0472035525
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Synopsis

American Performance Poetry is the first book to trace a comprehensive history of performance poetry in America from Whitman through the rap-meets-poetry scene and to show how the performance of poetry is bound up with the performance of identity and nationality in the modern period. This book will be a meaningful contribution both to the field of American poetry studies and to the fields of cultural and performance studies, as it focuses on poetry that refuses the status of fixed aesthetic object and, in its variability, performs versions of race, class, gender, and sexuality both on and off the page. Relating the performance of poetry to shifting political and cultural ideologies in the United States, Hoffman argues that the vocal aspect of public poetry possesses (or has been imagined to possess) the ability to help construct both national and subaltern communities. In doing so, American Performance Poetry explores public poets’ confrontations with emergent sound recording and communications technologies as those confrontations shape their mythologies of the spoken word and their corresponding notions about America and Americanness.


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