Poetry and Ambition

Poetry and Ambition : Essays, 1982-88

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In Donald Hall's compelling new collection of essays on the state of contemporary poetry, he likens much of what passes for poetry today to the product of an assembly line -- the McPoem. The McPoem may satisfy the desire for fame, the ambition for publication. But real ambition for the poet, says Hall, lies in the sometimes painful, always time-consuming perfection of the poem itself. You may not agree with Hall, but you cannot afford to ignor him.
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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 134.37 x 203.2 x 18.03mm | 272.16g
  • Ann Arbor, United States
  • English
  • 0472063871
  • 9780472063871
  • 1,987,145

About Donald Hall

Donald Hall is both poet and critic, and the author of plays, short stories, a biography, a memoir, and children's stories.
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