By Kevin Stein
--- Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Arizona country University
"Kevin Stein is the main astute poet-critic of his iteration, and this can be a the most important booklet, confronting the main vexing matters which poetry faces in a brand new century."
---David Wojahn, Virginia Commonwealth University
At a time while so much commentators fixate on American poetry's intended "death," Kevin Stein's Poetry's Afterlife as an alternative proposes the power of its aesthetic hereafter. The essays of Poetry's Afterlife mixture 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 booklet either fetchingly insightful and obtainable. Poetry's lively afterlife has come regardless of, or maybe as a result of, 20 years of statement diagnosing American poetry as moribund if now not already deceased. together with his 2003 appointment as Illinois Poet Laureate and his forays into public libraries and colleges, Stein has stumbled on that poetry has no longer given up its literary ghost. For a fated artwork supposedly pushing up aesthetic daisies, poetry nowadays is up and doing within the streets, faculties, and universities, and on-line in new and compelling electronic varieties. It prospers one of the humans in a full of life if curious underground lifestyles principally missed via nationwide media. it is this moment existence, or greater, Poetry's Afterlife, that his e-book examines and celebrates.
Kevin Stein is Caterpillar Professor of English and Director of the artistic Writing software at Bradley collage and has served as Illinois Poet Laureate due to the fact 2003, having assumed the location previously held by means of Gwendolyn Brooks and Carl Sandburg. he's the writer of diverse books of poetry and criticism.
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