12 x 12

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

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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 X 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 X 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • University of Iowa Press
  • Iowa, United States
  • English
  • 1587297914
  • 9781587297915

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"12 x 12" is truly representative of the best in early twenty-first-century poetry. Because the poets, both younger and older, are particularly socially and intellectually dynamic, Mengert and Wilkinson s volume presents poetry as socially and politically relevant and underscores the potential for poets to be important thinkers in society. The conversations show that poets think about much more than poetry itself and that their work is crucially informed by contemporary events, philosophy, and the realities of daily life. This book will pull in students who don t think they are interested in poetry. Cole Swensen, author, "Goest" and "Such Rich Hour""show more

About 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 Suspension of a Secret in Abandoned Rooms and The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth. He teaches at Loyola University Chicago.show more

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