The Poet Resigns

The Poet Resigns
Poetry in a Difficult World
by Robert Archambeau

ISBN: 978-1-937378-41-7
Price: $17.95

What are we really wishing for when we want poetry to have the prominence it had in the past? Why do American poets overwhelmingly identify with the political left? How do poems communicate? Is there an essential link between formal experimentation and political radicalism? What happens when poetic outsiders become academic insiders? Just what makes a poem a poem? If a poet gives up on her art, what reasons could she find for coming back to poetry? These are the large questions animating the essays of The Poet Resigns: Poetry in a Difficult World, a book that sets out to survey not only the state of contemporary poetry, but also the poet's relationship to politics, society, and literary criticism.

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