Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays

Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays

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A fearless, wide-ranging book on the state of poetry and American literary culture by Tony Hoagland, the author of What Narcissism Means to Me

Live American poetry is absent from our public schools. The teaching of poetry languishes, and that region of youthful neurological terrain capable of being ignited only by poetry is largely dark, unpopulated, and silent, like a classroom whose shades are drawn. This is more than a shame, for poetry is our common treasure-house,… (more)

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Poetry may need promotion, but it shouldn’t always come along with a condescending picture of the world in which it needs promoting. Poetry is not sermonic; its crusaders should take a lesson from it.


Book Details  


Publisher: Graywolf Press (November 03, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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