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Questions of Possibility: Contemporary Poetry and Poetic Form

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Questions of Possibility examines the particular forms that contemporary American poets favor and those they neglect. The poets' choices reveal both their ambitions and their limitations, the new possibilities they discover and the traditions they find unimaginable.
By means of close attention to the sestina, ghazal, love sonnet, ballad, and heroic couplet, this study adv
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published December 30th 2004)
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Especially fine are the third and fifth essays, "When a Form Comes Out of the Closet" (on the LGBT love sonnet) and "On the Contemporary Ballad."
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