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The Modern Element

Essays on Contemporary Poetry

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The Modern Element by Adam Kirsch
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Over the last ten years, through essays in The New Republic, The New Yorker, and other magazines, Adam Kirsch-"one of the most promising young poet-critics in America" (Los Angeles Times)-has established himself among the most controversial and fearless critics writing today. Sure to cause heated debate, this collection of essays surveys the world of contemporary poetry with boldness and insight, whether Kirsch is scrutinizing the reputation of popular poets such as Billy Collins and Sharon Olds or admiring the achievement of writers as different as Derek Walcott, Czeslaw Milosz, and Frederick Seidel. For readers who want an introduction to the complex world of contemporary American poetry, from major figures like Jorie Graham to the most promising poets of the younger generation, Kirsch offers close readings and bold judgments. For readers who already know that world, The Modern Element will offer a surprising and thought-provoking new perspective.

Author Biography

Adam Kirsch is the author of two collections of poems and several books of poetry criticism. A senior editor at the New Republic and a columnist for Tablet, he also writes for The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.
Release date Australia
January 17th, 2008
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
WW Norton & Co
Pages
352
Dimensions
150x216x30
ISBN-13
9780393062717
Product ID
2488288

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