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Chose 1 Arthur

Charles Olson

John Cage

Robert Duncan

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Barbra Guest

Jackson Mac Low

Philip Whalen

Denise Levertov

James Schuyler

Kenneth Koch

Jack Spicer

Frank O’Hara

Allen Ginsberg

Part I: The poets chosen for this week are among the leading poets of contemporary American literature; however, there are many others. Locate and read four poems by a Postmodern American author of your choice from the included list. How do you see this author as fitting into post-modernism? Be sure to connect with the poems you selected. Doing some biographical research may also be helpful. Be sure to share the link(s) to the poems you read. 

Part II: One contemporary trend in poetry is known loosely as the "confessional mode," in which the poet's own life becomes an important element of the subject of his or her poetry. The three assigned poets clearly work in the confessional vein to some extent. How do they keep their poems from being merely about themselves?

Part III. You probably know John Grisham better from his novels than from his journalistic essays. In what ways does his magazine essay, included in our text, seem "fictional" to you–not necessarily fictional in the sense of things being made up, but rather in terms of style or writing technique


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