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The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry


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Introduction Jahan Ramazani; Part I. Regions: 1. Postcolonial Caribbean poetry Laurence Breiner; 2. Postcolonial African poetry Oyeniyi Okunoye; 3. Postcolonial South Asian poetry Laetitia Zecchini; 4. Postcolonial Pacific poetries: becoming Oceania Rob Wilson; 5. Postcolonial poetry of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand David McCooey; 6. Postcolonial Canadian poetry Stephen Collis; 7. Postcolonial poetry of Ireland Justin Quinn; 8. Postcolonial poetry of Great Britain Gemma Robinson; Part II. Styles: 9. Multi-centric modernism and postcolonial poetry Robert Stilling; 10. Postcolonial poetry and form Stephen Burt; 11. Postcolonial poetry and experimentalism Lee M. Jenkins; 12. Orality, Creoles, and postcolonial poetry in performance Janet Neigh; 13. Postcolonial protest poetry Rajeev S. Patke; Part III. Spaces, Embodiments, Disseminations: 14. The city, place, and postcolonial poetry Anjali Nerlekar; 15. Landscape, the environment, and postcolonial poetry Harry Garuba; 16. Gender and sexuality in postcolonial poetry Lyn Innes; 17. Publishing postcolonial poetry Nathan Suhr-Sytsma; 18. Globalization and postcolonial poetry Omaar Hena.

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This Companion is the first to explore postcolonial poetry through regional, historical, political, formal, textual and gender approaches.

About the Author

Jahan Ramazani is University Professor and Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He is the author of five books: Poetry and its Others: News, Prayer, Song, and the Dialogue of Genres (2013); A Transnational Poetics (2009), winner of the 2011 Harry Levin Prize of the American Comparative Literature Association, awarded for the best book in comparative literary history published in the years 2008 to 2010; The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English (2001); Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney (1994), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Yeats and the Poetry of Death: Elegy, Self-Elegy, and the Sublime (1990). He is a co-editor of the most recent editions of The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry (2003) and The Norton Anthology of English Literature (2006, 2012), and an associate editor of The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012). He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, an National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, a Rhodes Scholarship, the William Riley Parker Prize of the Modern Language Association, and the Thomas Jefferson Award, the University of Virginia's highest honor. In 2016 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


'... this title meets the high standards we expect from the Cambridge Companion to Literature series. Recommended for university and college libraries supporting literature courses and larger public libraries seeking to ensure their poetry collections reflect current thinking in the field.' Linda Kemp, Reference Reviews

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