TITLE

"Digression Personified: Whitman, The New York School, and the Drift of Poetry."

AUTHOR(S)
Reddy, Srikanth
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Literary Imagination;2009, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the poetry of Walt Whitman in his book "Leaves of Grass." It examines poetic drift, a tendency to digress or allow oneself to be distracted in writing poetry. It quotes Whitman as saying the the drift of his poetry is more important than the words, meaning one phrase seems to lead to the next rather than all being part of a tightly constructed system. It cites the poetry of Frank O'Hara and the New York School of poetry as an outgrowth of this style.
ACCESSION #
37258438

 

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