The Resource A sense of regard : essays on poetry and race, edited by Laura McCullough

A sense of regard : essays on poetry and race, edited by Laura McCullough

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A sense of regard : essays on poetry and race
Title
A sense of regard
Title remainder
essays on poetry and race
Statement of responsibility
edited by Laura McCullough
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A Sense of Regard, says Laura McCullough, "is an effort to collect the voices of living poets and scholars in thoughtful and considered exfoliation of the current confluence of poetry and race, the difficulties, the nuances, the unexamined, the feared, the questions, and the quarrels across aesthetic camps and biases." The contributors discuss issues as various as their own diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. Their essays, which range in style from the personal and lyrical to the critical, are organized into four broad groupings: Americanism, the experience of unsilencing and crossing borders, interrogating whiteness, and language itself. To read them is to listen in as the contributors speak what they know, discover what they do not, and in the process often find something new in themselves and their topic. As a reader you are invited, says McCullough, "to be moved from one sense of regard to another: to be provoked and to linger in that state. To query, quarrel, and consider." A Sense of Regard grew out of a recent gathering of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), where a poet's comments on the work of another sparked impassioned and contentious conversations in person, in print, and online. Though race is often thought of as an age-old topic in poetry, McCullough saw clearly that there is still much to discuss, study, and tease apart. Moving the conversation beyond the specificity of those initial AWP encounters, with their mostly black/white focus on race, these essays provide a context and a safe starting place for some urgently needed discussions we too rarely have. "--
  • "McCullough has collected the voices of living poets and scholars in thoughtful and considered exfoliation of the confluence of poetry and race in our time: the difficulties, the nuances, the unexamined, the feared, the questions, and the quarrels across aesthetic camps and biases. The book brings together essays by a range of writers and academics whose work varies in style from personal accounts and lyrical essays to challenging criticisms. McCullough believes this approach allows for more avenues and angles of exploration on this complex topic. She has also strived to be as inclusive as possible, to reach past the black/white perception of race and offer essays from numerous racial backgrounds. The anthology covers many issues that cross racial and ethnic borders and is divided into sections based on these issues: Americanism, the experience of unsilencing and crossing borders, interrogating whiteness, and language itself"--
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
811.009/355
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS310.R34
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A sense of regard : essays on poetry and race, edited by Laura McCullough
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn903118062
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820347875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt175tssr
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unknown
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.b32507057
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903118062
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Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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