Poetry and Ambition: Essays 1982-88

Poetry and Ambition: Essays 1982-88

by Donald Hall

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Overview

In Donald Hall's compelling new collection of essays on the state of contemporary poetry, he likens much of what passes for poetry today to the product of an assembly line -- the McPoem.  The McPoem may satisfy the desire for fame, the ambition for publication.  But real ambition for the poet, says Hall, lies in the sometimes painful, always time-consuming perfection of the poem itself.  You may not agree with Hall, but you cannot afford to ignor him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780472063871
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 10/15/1988
Series: Poets on Poetry Series
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Donald Hall is both poet and critic, and the author of plays, short stories, a biography, a memoir, and children's stories.

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