American Comic Poetry

Still, he's a master of incongruence, and his ironies, much more than mere puns, create some of the strongest laughter in contemporary American comic poetry. Kirsch helps set Collins' voice within the American tradition, but he misses ...

American Comic Poetry

Comic poetry is serious stuff, combining incongruity, satire and psychological effects to provide us a brief victory over reason—which could help us save ourselves, if not the world. This book champions the literary movement of comic poetry in the U.S., providing an historical context and exploring the work of such writers as Denise Duhamel, Campbell McGrath, Billy Collins, Thomas Lux and Tony Hoagland. Their techniques reveal how they make us laugh while addressing important social concerns.

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Pages: 454
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Categories: Biography & Autobiography
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Pages: 196
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Pages: 161
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Language: en
Pages: 171
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