Relating the performance of poetry to shifting political and cultural ideologies in the United States, Hoffman argues that the vocal aspect of public poetry possesses (or has been imagined to possess) the ability to help construct both national and subaltern communities. American Poetry in Performance explores public poets' confrontations with emergent sound recording and communications technologies as those confrontations shape their mythologies of the spoken word and their corresponding notions about America and Americanness.
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Publication date: 2013-08
Number of pages: 296
Subjects: Non-fiction, Education / Language / ESOL, Literature & Literary Studies, Literary Companions, Book Reviews & Guides