Innovation and the Poetic Discourse: Reading Experimental Trends in Post-War American Poetry
This paper aims at analysing the rise of innovative and experimental poetics within the American poetic grounds and the factors that remain extremely influential in establishing an alternate poetic culture that emerged with the rise of modernism within poetic circles. With influential and significant American poetic voices like Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot and innovative women poets like Gertrude Stein popularising the use of ‘experimental’ techniques within the processes of poetic construction, the American poetic culture witnessed the rapid growth of an alternate realm of poetic activity that particularly gained significant recognition in the post-war era. This paper attempts to present an overview of the various post-war poetic groupings that contributed to the establishment of an experimental tradition within contemporary American poetics.
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