The Poetry of Susan Howe: History, Theology, Authority

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The Poetry of Susan Howe provides a comprehensive survey of the major works of one of America’s foremost contemporary poets. The book describes the relationship between poetic form and the various configurations of history, religious thought, and authority in Howe’s writing. Will Montgomery argues that her highly opaque texts reflect the resistance that the past offers to contemporary investigation. Addressing lyric, literary history, collage and visual poetics, The Poetry of Susan Howe is a lucid and persuasive investigation of the volatile movements of this extraordinary body of work.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages246
ISBN (Print)978-0-230-62197-8, 0-230-62197-X
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010

Publication series

NameModern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


  • Susan Howe
  • Poetry
  • Modernism
  • Postmodernism
  • History
  • Theology
  • Authority
  • Poetics

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