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Cusp: Recollections of Poetry in Transition Geraldine Monk

Cusp: Recollections of Poetry in Transition

Geraldine Monk

Published October 15th 2012
ISBN : 9781848612501
Paperback
256 pages
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 About the Book 

This book is probably best described as a collective autobiography. With few exceptions the contributing poets write about their origins and influences and how they became involved in poetry. My main objective is to present the spirit of a brief eraMoreThis book is probably best described as a collective autobiography. With few exceptions the contributing poets write about their origins and influences and how they became involved in poetry. My main objective is to present the spirit of a brief era which, in retrospect, was exceptional in its momentum towards the democratisation and dissemination of poetry. The era or cusp Im concentrating on is between World War II and the advent of the World Wide Web. Already extraordinary in its social, political and cultural upheaval, it seems even more heightened when set against the technological transformation which has since been unleashed.-from Geraldine Monks introduction to this volume