The closing of the American line: expansive poetry and ideology

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Author: Thomas B. Byers
Date: Summer 1992
From: Contemporary Literature(Vol. 33, Issue 2)
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 7,825 words

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The Expansive poetry movement is an effort to revive traditional forms as New Formalism and narrative styles as New Narrative. Core members of this group have described the movement as counter to the self-centered, free verse styles being presented by mainstream academic centers and representing a politically conservative group within the poetic community. While meter and verse contain no specific political agenda, the work of Expansive poets, such as Frederick Feirstein and editors, such as Dick Allen, represents a step towards the right.

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