Conviction's Net of Branches

Conviction's Net of Branches

Essays on the Objectivist Poets and Poetry

Book - 1985
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This is the first book devoted to Objecti­vist poets Louis Zukofsky, George Op­pen, Charles Reznikoff, Carl Rakosi, and Lorine Niedecker, who initially were in­fluenced by early American modernist poets William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, and the Imagist poets.


Heller examines the contribution and continuing influence of the Objectivist movement on contemporary poetry. Though not a historical study, his work explores the roots of the Objectivist po­etry and poetics in the Pound-Williams tradition, discusses significant diver­gences from the tradition, and suggests through individual studies of each of the poets the existence of an Objectivist tradition.


Heller concludes his study by examin­ing considerations and implications that may be drawn from the work of the Ob­jectivists. He explores the meaning and importance of their tradition not only for writers and scholars but for poetry itself as significant knowledge of our world.

Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1985
ISBN: 9780809311880
Call Number: 811.09 H367c
Characteristics: xiv, 126 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Objectivist poets and poetry


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