Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets by Terence Diggory


Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets by Terence Diggory

The New York School started in the 1950s and was one of the most influential movements of American poetry - from the last half of the 20th century to today. In more than 450 entries, Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets is an encyclopedic A-to-Z guide to writers of the New York School, including John Ashbery, who is often considered America's greatest living poet. This new book is a compelling examination of this significant movement in literary history and its development through the years. Coverage includes: central poets of the movement, including John Ashbery and Frank O'Hara Major works - including poems, books of poems, and fiction - such as Ashbery's Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror , which won the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, and National Book Award in 1976; poets and artists who influenced the movement or were influenced by it, such as Andy Warhol, the Beat poets, W.H. Auden, and Robert Lowell; New York locales important to the movement, such as the Bowery Poetry Club, Brooklyn, the Chelsea Hotel, and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe; magazines and journals; and, more.


.,. has several advantages over others on the subject: it is lighter and cheaper, but for all that, authoritative...comprehensive...Highly recommended.

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573 pages


Terence Diggory
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Publication date

15th August 2009



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