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Arthur Krystal

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300092165

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300092165.001.0001

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Going, Going, Gone: The Place of Poetry in American Letters

Going, Going, Gone: The Place of Poetry in American Letters

(p.167) 15 Going, Going, Gone: The Place of Poetry in American Letters

Arthur Krystal

Yale University Press

This chapter is concerned with the place of poetry in American literature. It highlights the fact that while poetry's audience keeps shrinking, the number of poets continue to multiply. It also explains that though poets have reentered the institutions of learning, they are actually not looked to for instruction about art or society.

Keywords:   poetry, American literature, poetry's audience, poets, institutions of learning, art, society

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