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The Architecture of Address

The Monument and Public Speech in American Poetry, 1st Edition

By Jake Adam York


256 pages

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The Architecture of Address traces the evolution of an American species of lyric capable of public pronouncement without polemic. Beginning with Whitman, Jake Adam York seeks to describe a kind of poem wherein the most ambitious poets--including Hart Crane and Robert Lowell--occupy and reconstruct important public spaces. This study argues that American poets become civic actors when their poems imagine and reconstruct the conceptual architecture of the monument.

About the Author

Jake Adam York is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado. His criticism has appeared in the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review and his poems have appeared in Shenandoah , The Southern Review , Crab Orchard Review, and other periodicals.

About the Series

Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POETRY / American / General