Opposing Poetries: Volume Two—Readings

Opposing Poetries: Volume Two—Readings

(Northwestern University Press, 1996)   Opposing Poetries presents a selection of Hank Lazer’s writing on a range of issues in contemporary American poetry. Through a series of recurring cultural, material, and institutional perspectives, Lazer investigates the assumptions and habits that govern conflicting conceptions of contemporary American poetry, while refining, reconsidering, and…

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Opposing Poetries: Volume One—Issues and Institutions

Opposing Poetries: Volume One—Issues and Institutions

(Northwestern University Press, 1996)   Opposing Poetries presents a selection of Hank Lazer’s writing on a range of issues in contemporary American poetry. Through a series of recurring cultural, material, and institutional perspectives, Lazer investigates the assumptions and habits that govern conflicting conceptions of contemporary American poetry, while refining, reconsidering, and…

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Lyric & Spirit: Selected Essays, 1996-2008

Lyric & Spirit: Selected Essays, 1996-2008

(Omnidawn, 2008)   This selected—the first compilation of essays by Hank Lazer following his ground-breaking and much revered two-volume Opposing Poetries—offers twelve years of incisive writing at the intersection of two of the more contentiously debated topics in current letters. Drawing on poetic traditions as seemingly disparate as Language writing…

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