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By Paul Hoover

From the acclaimed writer of Winter (Mirror) and practice session in Black, Fables of Representation is a strong selection of essays at the nation of up to date poetry, loose from the stultifying theoretical jargon of modern literary history.

With its identify essay, "Fables of Representation," the most cogent reviews ever written of the recent York college of poets (a team that comes with the influential poet John Ashbery), this ebook is needed examining for a person who seeks to appreciate the poetry and tradition of the postmodern period.

Author Paul Hoover's wide-ranging matters comprise African-American interdisciplinary stories; the placement of poetry within the digital age; the concept of doubleness within the paintings of Harryette Mullen and others; the lyricism of the recent York tuition poets; and the position of truth in American poetry. Hoover additionally introduces provocative essays bound to generate awareness and dialogue: "The Postmodern period: a last examination" and "The New Millennium: Fifty Statements on Literature and Culture."

Paul Hoover is the editor of the anthology Postmodern American Poetry and writer of 9 poetry collections, together with Totem and Shadow: New and chosen Poems and Viridian. His poetry has seemed in American Poetry overview, the hot Republic, and The Paris Review, between others. he's Poet-in-Residence at Columbia university, Chicago.

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