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American poetry in performance : from Walt Whitman to hip hop

Author: Tyler Hoffman
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of performance poetry in America over the last 150 years.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tyler Hoffman
ISBN: 9780472117819 0472117815
OCLC Number: 687681373
Description: 271 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Walt Whitman "live": performing the public sphere --
The ordeal of Vachel Lindsay, or the cultural politics of the spoken word --
"The Black man speaks": Langston Hughes, the new Negro, and the sounds of citizenship --
Beat acoustics, presence, and resistance --
"Rappin' and readin'": the frequencies of the Black arts --
Slam nation: immediacy, mediatization, and the counterpublic sphere.
Responsibility: Tyler Hoffman.

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Traces the history of performance poetry in America over the last 150 years.
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