Essays and Interviews on Contemporary American Poets, Poetry, and Pedagogy

Essays and Interviews on Contemporary American Poets, Poetry, and Pedagogy

A Thirty-Year Creative Writing Workshop

By Daniel Morris

Merging autobiography and literary criticism, Daniel Morris illustrates in sixteen essays how he learned to attend to avant-garde contemporary American poets whose aesthetic contributions were not part of his education.

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ISBN:9781839992254

January 2025

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January 2025

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About This Book

In sixteen chapters devoted to avant-garde contemporary American poets, including Kenneth Goldsmith, Adeena Karasick, Tyrone Williams, Hannah Weiner, and Barrett Watten, prolific scholar and Purdue University professor Daniel Morris engages in a form of cultural repurposing by “learning twice” about how to attend to writers whose aesthetic contributions were not part of his education as a student in Boston and Chicago in the 1980s and 1990s when new formalism and post-confessional modes reigned supreme.
Morris’s study demonstrates his interest in moving beyond formalism to offer what Stephen Fredman calls “a wider cultural interpretation of literature that emphasizes the ‘new historicist’ concerns with hybridity, ethnicity, power relations, material culture, politics, and religion.” Essays address from multiple perspectives—prophetic, diasporic, ethical—the vexing problems and sublime potential of disseminating lyrics—the ancient form of transmission and preservation of the singular, private human voice across time and space—to an individual reader, in an environment in which e-poetry and digitalized poetics pose a crisis (understood as both opportunity and threat) to traditional page poetry.

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Daniel Morris is Professor of English at Purdue University, USA.

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