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    Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press
    Format: 235 Seiten , 21 cm
    ISBN: 9780472036974 , 0472036971 , 9780472123193
    Series Statement: Poets on poetry
    Content: "Pivotal Voices, Era of Transition gathers Rigoberto González's most important essays and book reviews, many of which consider the work of emerging poets whose identities and political positions are transforming what readers expect from contemporary poetry. A number of these voices represent intersectional communities, such as queer writers of color like Natalie Díaz, Danez Smith, Ocean Vuong, and Eduardo C. Corral, and many writers, such as Carmen Giménez Smith and David Tomás Martínez, have deep connections to their Latino communities. Collectively, these writers are enriching American poetry to reflect a more diverse, panoramic, and socially conscious literary landscape. Also featured are essays on the poets' literary ancestors--including Juan Felipe Herrera, Alurista, and Francisco X. Alarcón--and speeches that address the need to leverage poetry as agency. This book fills a glaring gap in existing poetry scholarship by focusing exclusively on writers of color, and particularly on Latino poetry. González makes important observations about the relevance, urgency, and exquisite craft of the work coming from writers who represent marginalized communities. His insightful connections between the Latino, African American, Asian American, and Native American literatures persuasively position them as a collective movement critiquing, challenging, and reorienting the direction of American poetry with their nuanced and politicized verse. González's inclusive vision covers a wide landscape of writers, opening literary doors for sexual and ethnic minorities"--Provided by Publisher
    Content: Critical essays -- Latino poetry : pivotal voices, era of transition -- Alurista : toward a Chicano poetics -- The twenty-first-century queer Chicano poetics of Eduardo C. Corral -- The double doors into J. Michael Martinez's Heredities -- Hayden's Mexico -- The Blatino poetics of Aracelis Girmay -- Insert [gay black] boy -- Queer immigrant world, queer immigrant word -- Mexica warrior : the Amerindian vision of Natalie Diaz -- Critical reviews -- Publishers on a mission : three excellent debut poets -- Powerful debuts by three African American poets -- On Karankawa and The Animal Too Big to Kill -- Midcareer : three poets and their four books -- Twelve essential Latino poetry books -- Juan Felipe Herrera's global voice and vision -- Critical grace notes -- The activist role of the writer -- The writer's journey : a motivation -- Poetry brings out the Mexican in me -- Unpeopled Edens -- Bill Whitehead award for lifetime achievement speech -- Erotic light, Amor Oscuro : on the queer poetics of Francisco X. Alarcón and his muse, Federico García Lorca
    Note: Literaturangaben
    Language: English
    Keywords: USA ; Minderheitenliteratur ; Poetik ; Geschichte 2000-
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