By Raphael Allison
By evaluating those dominant forms of studying, Allison argues that focus to sixties poetry readings finds poets suffering among the type of immediacy and presence that readings urged and a personal retreat from such performance-based exposure, one based at the textual content itself. Recordings of Robert Frost, Charles Olson, Gwendolyn Brooks, Larry Eigner, and William Carlos Williams—all of whom emphasised voice, breath, and spoken language and who have been inveterate specialist readers within the sixties—expose this fight in frequently staggering methods. In deconstructing assertions in regards to the function and significance of the poetry examining in this interval, Allison finds simply how dramatic, political, and contentious poetry readings might be. by means of discussing tips on how to "hear" in addition to "read" poetry, Bodies at the Line deals startling new vantage issues from which to appreciate American poetry because the Sixties as either functionality and text.
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Bodies on the Line: Performance and the Sixties Poetry Reading (Contemp North American Poetry) by Raphael Allison