Poetry and Ambition: Essays 1982-88

Poetry and Ambition: Essays 1982-88

by Donald Hall


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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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