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American Hybrid.

A double Fortnightly Review
of

American Hybrid
Edited by Cole Swensen and David St. John.

New York and London: Norton (2009). 560pp. $25.95 | £18.99

By
Anthony Howell
and
Peter Riley.

THREE YEARS AGO, a renowned publisher of doorstopping anthologies weighed in on the topic of sweeping changes in American poetry caused by the cross-fertilization of traditional and experimental forms. Has the argument succeeded?  Is there a new kind of American poetry? Or is it a literary mule? A double-review of American Hybrid:

Genetically Modified by Peter Riley.

Afterism by Anthony Howell.

 

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