Download e-book for iPad: American Poetry in Performance: From Walt Whitman to Hip Hop by Tyler Hoffman

By Tyler Hoffman

"Tyler Hoffman brings a clean point of view to the topic of functionality poetry, and this comes at a superb time, whilst there's one of these huge curiosity around the kingdom and around the globe within the functionality of poetry. He makes very important connections, explaining issues in a fashion that continues to be provocative, attention-grabbing, and accessible."

---Jay Parini, Middlebury College

American Poetry in functionality: From Walt Whitman to Hip Hop is the 1st publication to track a accomplished background of functionality poetry in the US, overlaying one hundred fifty years of literary background from Walt Whitman in the course of the rap-meets-poetry scene. It unearths how the functionality of poetry is sure up with the functionality of id and nationality within the glossy interval and contains its personal moving cultural politics. This ebook stands on the crossroads of the arts and the social sciences; it's a publication of literary and cultural feedback that offers squarely with problems with "performance," an idea that has attained nice significance within the disciplines of anthropology and sociology and has generated its personal unique box of functionality stories. American Poetry in functionality should be a significant contribution either to the sector of yank poetry experiences and to the fields of cultural and function experiences, because it makes a speciality of poetry that refuses the prestige of mounted aesthetic item and, in its variability, plays types of race, category, gender, and sexuality either off and on the page.

Relating the functionality of poetry to moving political and cultural ideologies within the usa, Hoffman argues that the vocal element of public poetry possesses (or has been alleged to own) the facility to assist build either nationwide and subaltern communities.  American Poetry in Performance explores public poets' confrontations with emergent sound recording and communications applied sciences as these confrontations form their mythologies of the spoken notice and their corresponding notions approximately the United States and Americanness.

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