Post-Prairie Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889225237
Pages: 160
Pub. Date: September 15 2005
Dimensions: 9.75" x 6.75" x 0.4375"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Categories
Poetry / POE001000

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Post-Prairie
An Anthology of New Poetry
Edited by Jon Paul Fiorentino & Robert Kroetsch
“Prairie poetry,” as it came to be known in the 20th century, has found no more eloquent and accomplished a practitioner than Robert Kroetsch. Yet the North American prairie his work has made so recognizably visible in all of its characteristic particularities is changing profoundly in the 21st century. This change is marked by the transition of a cultural identity primarily rooted in place, to one that is rooted in a rapidly fragmenting, urbanizing, technology-based globalization. In an opening dialogue between the archetypal practitioner of this poetics of place, Robert Kroetsch, and a new practitioner of a poetics of the search for the often sublimated sign, Jon Paul Fiorentino, the reader bears witness to a rare literary event—a master passing on his legacy to the students who have become his peers—the transition from the unifying classic articulation of place to the diaspora of the vernaculars it has engendered.