JANUARY 2010 | ISBN: 978-8799245680
Paperback | 6×9 | B&W | 192 p
LIST PRICE: $22
Pulverizing Portraits provides the first book-length study of contemporary American poet Lynn Emanuel. Emanuel’s poetry is significant because it situates itself in relation to current debates about the state of poetry, creative writing in the academia, and the importance of drawing on interdisciplinary approaches to poetry via visual aesthetics, poststructuralist literary and theoretical perspectives, and philosophy. Elias traces the power of Emanuel’s writing and looks at her subtleties in combining intrinsic and formal constraints in poetry with extrinsic and socio-historical methodologies.