The Poetry of Susan Howe

History, Theology, Authority

  • Authors
  • Will Montgomery

Part of the Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics book series (MPCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Will Montgomery
    Pages 1-26
  3. Will Montgomery
    Pages 27-53
  4. Will Montgomery
    Pages 55-78
  5. Will Montgomery
    Pages 79-111
  6. Will Montgomery
    Pages 113-143
  7. Will Montgomery
    Pages 145-166
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 167-219

About this book


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.


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