Archive | March, 2002

Introduction to the Tenth Anniversary Edition of Can Poetry Matter?

By: Dana Gioia [Editor’s Note: The Tenth Anniversary Edition of Can Poetry Matter?: Essays on Poetry and American Culture will be published in August 2002 by Graywolf Press. For more information concerning Dana Gioia, please click here.] No one expected the huge response that “Can Poetry Matter?” generated, especially not its author. Although no one […]

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Toward the New Futurism

The artistic movement which Filippo Tommaso Marinetti launched on the front page of Le Figaro in 1909 with his famous manifesto, which Guillaume Apollinaire would soon call le nouveau esprit, and which quickly spread throughout continental Europe as the last great art fashion, Il Futurismo, never took root in England or America. The explicit program […]

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