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Nobody's Business: Twenty-First Century Avant-Garde Poetics

Brian M. Reed


Since the turn of the new millennium English-language verse has entered a new historical phase, but explanations vary as to what has actually happened and why. What might constitute a viable avant-garde poetics in the aftermath of such momentous developments as 9/11, globalization, and the financial crisis? Much of this discussion has taken place in ephemeral venues such as blogs, e-zines, public lectures, and conferences. This is the first book to treat the emergence of Flarf and Conceptual Poetry in a serious way. It argues that these movements must be understood in relation to the prolifera ... More

Keywords: English-language verse, avant-garde poetics, Flarf Poetry, Conceptual Poetry, globalized economy, scrutiny, antiart

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451577
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian M. Reed, author
Professor of English, the University of Washington