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By Julie Carr,Jeffrey C. Robinson,Dan Beachy-Quick,Jacques Darras,Rachel Blau DuPlessis,Judith Goldman,Simon Jarvis,Andrew Joron,Nigel Leask,Jennifer Moxley,Bob Perelman,Jerome Rothenberg,Elizabeth Willis,Heriberto Yépez

Literary heritage in most cases locates the first stream towards poetic innovation in twentieth-century modernism, an impulse conducted opposed to a supposedly enervated “late-Romantic” poetry of the 19th century. the unique essays in Active Romanticism problem this interpretation through tracing the elemental continuities among Romanticism’s poetic and political radicalism and the experimental routine in poetry from the late-nineteenth-century to the current day.

 

According to editors July Carr and Jeffrey C. Robinson, “active romanticism” is a poetic reaction, direct or oblique, to urgent social concerns and an try and redress different types of ideological repression; at its center, “active romanticism” champions democratic pluralism and confronts ideologies that suppress the facts of pluralism. “Poetry fetter’d, fetters the human race,” declared poet William Blake at the start of the 19th century. No different assertion from the period of the French Revolution marks with such terseness the problem for poetry to take part within the liberation of human society from varieties of inequality and invisibility. No different assertion insists so vividly poetic occasion pushing for social growth calls for the unfettering of conventional, everyday poetic shape and language.

 

Bringing jointly paintings through recognized writers and critics, starting from scholarly reviews to poets’ testimonials, Active Romanticism exhibits Romantic poetry to not be the sclerotic corpse opposed to which the avant-garde reacted yet fairly the well-spring from which it flowed.

 

Offering a primary rethinking of the heritage of recent poetry, Carr and Robinson have grouped jointly during this assortment various essays that make sure the lifestyles of Romanticism as an ongoing mode of poetic creation that's cutting edge and dynamic, a continuation of the nineteenth-century Romantic culture, and a kind that reacts and renews itself at any given second of perceived social crisis. Cover photograph: Ruckenfigur through Susan Bee, 2013, oil on linen, 24 x 30 in.

 

Contributors: Dan Beachy-Quick / Julie Carr / Jacques Darras / Rachel Blau DuPlessis / Judith Goldman / Simon Jarvis / Andrew Joron / Nigel Leask / Jennifer Moxley / Bob Perelman / Jeffrey C. Robinson / Jerome Rothenberg / Elizabeth Willis / and Heriberto Yépez

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