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The Resource Democracy, culture, and the voice of poetry, Robert Pinsky, (electronic resource)

Democracy, culture, and the voice of poetry, Robert Pinsky, (electronic resource)

Label
Democracy, culture, and the voice of poetry
Title
Democracy, culture, and the voice of poetry
Statement of responsibility
Robert Pinsky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The place of poetry in modern democracy is no place, according to conventional wisdom. The poet is a casualty of mass entertainment and prosaic public culture, banished to the artistic sidelines to compose variations on insipid themes for a dwindling audience. Robert Pinsky argues that this gloomy diagnosis is wrongheaded and writes that to portray poetry and democracy as enemies is to radically misconstrue both. The voice of poetry, he shows, resonates with profound themes at the very heart of democratic culture. One of the country's most accomplished poets, Robert Pinsky served two terms as America's Poet Laureate (1997-2000) and led the immensely popular multimedia Favorite Poem Project, which invited Americans to submit and read aloud their favorite poems. Pinsky draws on his experiences and on characteristically sharp and elegant observations of individual poems to argue that expecting poetry to compete with show business is to mistake its greatest democratic strength--its intimate, human scale--as a weakness. He states that as part of the entertainment industry poetry will always be small and overlooked. As an art--and one that is inescapably democratic--it is massive and fundamental
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pinsky, Robert
Dewey number
811/.509358
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
University Center for Human Values series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • United States
  • Democracy in literature
  • Culture in literature
  • Poetry
Label
Democracy, culture, and the voice of poetry, Robert Pinsky, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgments; I: Culture; II: Vocality; III: Self-Consciousness; IV: Performance; V: Social Presence; VI: Readers; VII: The Narcissistic and the Personal; VIII: Models of Culture; IX: Conclusion; Index of Names
Control code
ocn362799370
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 96 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400825158
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)362799370
Label
Democracy, culture, and the voice of poetry, Robert Pinsky, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgments; I: Culture; II: Vocality; III: Self-Consciousness; IV: Performance; V: Social Presence; VI: Readers; VII: The Narcissistic and the Personal; VIII: Models of Culture; IX: Conclusion; Index of Names
Control code
ocn362799370
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 96 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400825158
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)362799370

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