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Claims for Poetry

Donald Hall, Editor
A collection of essays by contemporary American poets on the subject of their art


Claims for Poetry collects ideas of contemporary American poets on the subject of their art. Most contributions are essays, some are verse; some contributions are light-hearted, most are serious. These forty-three poets make widely different claims for widely different sorts of poetry—an eclectic, lively, contentious babble of voices from American poetry today.

Included are the voices of:

  • Robert Bly
  • Robert Creeley
  • Tess Gallagher
  • X. J. Kennedy
  • Galway Kinnell
  • Denise Levertov
  • Audre Lorde
  • Alicia Ostriker
  • Adrienne Rich
  • Ron Silliman
  • Louis Simpson
  • Gary Snyder
  • Alice Walker
  • Richard Wilbur

Product Details

  • 5.5 x 8.5.
  • 520pp.
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  • Paper
  • 1983
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-06308-6

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  • $27.95 U.S.


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