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Spatial Poetics: Second Generation New York School Poetry

Yasmine Shamma


Emphatically coming after the enthusiastic, dexterous, and avant-garde First Generation New York School poets, the Second Generation New York School poets Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley, Ron Padgett, and Joe Brainard engaged with highways and byways of both the poetic line and Manhattan’s grid. These poets lived in and wrote from alternative domestic spaces—untidy, disordered, congested apartments in downtown New York City. This study argues that the forms of their poems are accordingly untraditional, highlighting how New York School stanzas often take on the contours of these spaces, becoming lin ... More

Keywords: postmodern poetry, avant-garde, spatial theory, New York School, American poetry, poetic form, urban theory, architectonics, contemporary poetry, twentieth-century American Literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198808725
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198808725.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yasmine Shamma, author
Junior Research Fellow, Durham University