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By Jerome Rothenberg, Pierre Joris

As we come to the tip of the century, the whole vista of contemporary poetry has dramatically replaced. Poems for the Millennium captures the essence of that modify, and in contrast to any anthology to be had at the present time, it finds the innovative ideas on the very center of twentieth-century poetry. foreign in its assurance, those volumes leave from the demonstrated poetic modes that grew out of the 19th century and as an alternative assemble the events that substantially altered the ways in which paintings and language show the human condition.

The first quantity deals 3 "galleries" of person poets—figures similar to Mallarmé, Stein, Rilke, Tzara, Mayakovsky, Pound, H.D., Vallejo, Artaud, Césaire, and Tsvetayeva. incorporated, too, are sections devoted to the most major pre-World battle II events in poetry and the opposite arts: Futurism, Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism, Objectivism, and Negritude. the second one quantity will expand the collection to the current, forming a synthesizing, international anthology that surpasses different collections in its foreign scope and experimental range.

Poet-editors Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris supply informative and irreverent commentaries all through. They problem outdated truths and suggest substitute instructions, within the culture of the progressive manifestos that experience marked the paintings and poetry of the 20th century. the result's either a vital resource booklet for experiencing the total diversity of this century's poetic percentages and a strong assertion at the way forward for poetry within the millennium ahead.

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