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Avant-Folk: Small Press Poetry Networks from 1950 to the Present

Ross Hair


Avant-Folk is the first comprehensive study of a loose collective of important British and American poets, publishers, and artists (including Lorine Niedecker, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Jonathan Williams) and the intersection of folk and modernist, concrete and lyric poetics within the small press poetry networks that developed around these figures from the 1950s up to the present day. This book argues that the merging of the demotic with the avant-garde is but one of the many consequences of a particularly vibrant period of creative exchange when this network of poets, publishers, and artists ... More

Keywords: small press publishing, folk, poetry, poetry networks, pastoral, avant-garde

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781781383292
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781383292.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ross Hair, author
University of East Anglia