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By Lawrence Joseph

Praise for Lawrence Joseph:

"Poetry of significant dignity, grace, and unrelenting persuasiveness… Joseph offers us new wish for the resourcefulness of humanity, and of poetry."

---John Ashbery

"Like Henry Adams, Joseph appears writing sooner than real occasions, and that makes him one of many scariest writers I know."

---David Kirby, The big apple instances booklet Review

"The most vital lawyer-poet of our era."

---David Skeel, Legal Affairs

  

 A quantity within the Poets on Poetry sequence, which collects severe works via modern poets, amassing jointly the articles, interviews, and booklet stories during which they've got articulated the poetics of a brand new generation.

Essays on poetry through an important poet-lawyer of our era

The video game replaced: Essays and different Prose offers works by way of popular poet and attorney Lawrence Joseph that concentrate on poetry and poetics, and on what it really is to be a poet. Joseph takes the reader during the aesthetics of modernism and postmodernism, a lineage that incorporates Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Gertrude Stein, switching serious tracks to significant ecu poets like Eugenio Montale and Hans Magnus Enzensberger, and again to American masters like James Schuyler and Adrienne Rich.

Always discerning, specifically on problems with id, shape, and the pressures of historical past and politics, Joseph locations his personal poetry inside of its severe contexts, proposing narratives of his lifestyles in Detroit, the place he grew up, and in new york, the place he has lived for 30 years. those items additionally painting Joseph’s Lebanese, Syrian, and Catholic heritages, and his lifestyles as a legal professional, distinctive legislation professor, and criminal scholar.

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