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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • American poetry -- 21st century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.,
  • Poetry -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [109]-118) and index.

StatementJames Longenbach.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS325 .L67 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 123 p. ;
Number of Pages123
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3678661M
ISBN 100226492494
LC Control Number2003019689

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