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Lyric Shame: The "Lyric" Subject of Contemporary American Poetry

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Bringing a provocative perspective to the poetry wars that have divided practitioners and critics for decades, Gillian White argues that the sharp disagreements surrounding contemporary poetics have been shaped by lyric shame an unspoken but pervasive embarrassment over what poetry is, should be, and fails to be.

Favored particularly by modern American poets, lyric poetry h
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Hardcover, 350 pages
Published October 13th 2014 by Harvard University Press (first published October 1st 2014)
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Joey Gamble
Oct 16, 2014 Joey Gamble rated it it was amazing
A distinctly important and compelling metacommentary on the affective register of our practices of "lyric reading." Along with Jackson's *Dickinson's Misery*, this book is an absolutely necessary read for anyone reading poetry—within the academy or without—from any historical period (but especially the U.S. in the 20th- and 21st-centuries).
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