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Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

Poetry and Performance During the British Poetry Revival 1960–1980

Event and Effect

Authors: Virtanen, Juha

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  • Emphasizes the importance of reading and multimedia performance in gaining readership of poetry
  • Provides an account of twentieth-century poetry performance through archives, case studies, and interviews
  • Features exclusive interviews conducted by the author with Allen Fisher and Denise Riley
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About this book

This book examines intersections of poetry and performance during the British Poetry Revival. Its investigations are centered on four specific performance events: The First International Poetry Incarnation at the Royal Albert Hall in 1965; Denise Riley’s first public reading at the Cambridge Poetry Festival in 1977; Eric Mottram’s Pollock Record; and Allen Fisher’s Blood Bone Brain. Drawing upon a range of archival resources, recordings, and interviews, Juha Virtanen offers engaging and detailed “archaeological” accounts and analyses of these largely unexamined events as well as the potential dialogues between them. The appendices of the book also feature previously unpublished interviews with both Fisher and Riley. 

This book is essential reading for poetry and performance enthusiasts, particularly those interested in innovative British Poetry. 

About the authors

Juha Virtanen is Lecturer in Contemporary Literature at the University of Kent. His writing on English and American poetry has appeared in Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, Shearsman Review, the edited collection News from Afar, and elsewhere. His own poetry publications include Back Channel Apraxia (2014) and –LAND (2016).


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Hardcover £74.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-86350-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poetry and Performance During the British Poetry Revival 1960–1980
Book Subtitle
Event and Effect
Authors
Series Title
Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58211-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58211-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58210-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86350-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 209
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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