Statutes of Liberty

The New York School of Poets

  • Geoff Ward

Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Geoff Ward
    Pages 36-82
  3. Geoff Ward
    Pages 83-134
  4. Geoff Ward
    Pages 177-189
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 206-226

About this book


Statutes of Liberty (1993) was the first book on The New York School of Poets, and offers the definitive critical account of its key figures: John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara and James Schuyler. This second edition contains up-to-date material on the group and its growing influence on postmodern poetics. A new postscript focuses on the work of Ashbery, currently the most esteemed American poet since Wallace Stevens, and his profile output in the 1990s, including his two hundred page epic poem Flow Chart.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Geoff Ward
    • 1
  1. 1.University of DundeeUK

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