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12 x 12: Conversations in 21st-Century Poetry and Poetics

by Christina Mengert, Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Pages: 284
Paperback
ISBN: 9781587297915






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Overview of 12 x 12: Conversations in 21st-Century Poetry and Poetics

Bringing together penetrating conversations between poets of different generations as they explore process and poetics, poetry’s influence on other art forms, and the political and social aspects of their work, 12 × 12 restores poesis to the center of poetry.

Christina Mengert and Joshua Marie Wilkinson have assembled an expansive and searching view of the world through the eyes of twenty-four of our most vital and engaging poets. Punctuated by poems from each contributor, 12 × 12 brings together an unparalleled range of poets and poetries, men and women from around the world, working poets for whom the form vitally matters.

Contributors

Jennifer K. Dick-Laura Mullen Jon Woodward-Rae Armantrout Sabrina Orah Mark-Claudia Rankine Christina Hawkey-Tomaž Šalamun Christine Hume-Rosemarie Waldrop Srinkath Reddy-Mark Levine Karen Volkman-Allen Grossman Paul Fattaruso-Dara Wier Mark Yakich-Mary Leader Michelle Robinson-Paul Auster Sawako Nakayasu-Carla Harryman Ben Lerner-Aaron Kunin

Synopsis of 12 x 12: Conversations in 21st-Century Poetry and Poetics

Bringing together penetrating conversations between poets of different generations as they explore process and poetics, poetry’s influence on other art forms, and the political and social aspects of their work, 12 × 12 restores poesis to the center of poetry.

About the Author, Christina Mengert

Christina Mengert’s As We Are Sung is forthcoming. Her poems and reviews have appeared in Web Conjunctions, the Denver Quarterly, Aufgabe, the New Review of Literature, and elsewhere. In 2004 she won the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award for Poetry and was selected for the Best New Poets 2006 anthology. She currently teaches writing and literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder and in UCLA’s Writers’ Extension Program. Joshua Marie Wilkinson’s Lug Your Careless Body out of the Careful Dusk won the Iowa Poetry Prize in 2006. His poetry collections include Figures for a Darkroom Voice (with Noah Eli Gordon), and Suspension of a Secret in Abandoned Rooms, and, most recently, The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth. He teaches at Loyola University Chicago.

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