The Monkey & the Wrench
Essays into Contemporary Poetics
by Mary Biddinger, John Gallaher
Pages: 176; Size: 6" x 9"
Series: Contemporary Poetics
The Monkey & the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics takes a snapshot of a moving target: the ever-shifting conversation about today’s poetry. The ten essays in this collection offer reflections and insights, practical advice for craft matters, and provocative points of departure for those who read and write poetry.
Robert Archambeau, “The Discursive Situation of Poetry”
Elisa Gabbert, “The Moves: Common Maneuvers in Contemporary Poetry”
Michael Dumanis, “An Aesthetics of Accumulation: On the Contemporary Litany”
Stephen Burt, “Cornucopia, or, Contemporary American Rhyme”
Benjamin Paloff, “I Am One of an Infinite Number of Monkeys Named Shakespeare”
Elizabeth Robinson, “Persona and the Mystical Poem”
David Kirby, “A Wilderness of Monkeys”
Michael Theune et al., “Hybrid Aesthetics and its Discontents”
Cole Swensen, “Response to Hybrid Aesthetics and its Discontents”
Joy Katz, “Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye: Notes on the Ends of Poems”