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The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics (Akron Series in Comtemporary Poetics) (Akron Series in Contemporary Poetics) Paperback – January 14, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1931968911 ISBN-10: 1931968918

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Editorial Reviews


I am pleased to report that Biddinger and Gallaher have done a fine job of selecting timely and provocative essays for all of us "readers, writers, critics, students, and teachers" who continue to care about, or who are "into," poetry today. --Norman Finkelstein, Contemporary Literature 52.3

 Biddinger and Gallaher have compiled an exceptionally fine sampling of reflections on contemporary American poetry. Delightful in terms of style, broad and perceptive in subject and treatment, this book is a must-read for those interested in writing poetry. Summing Up: Highly-recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals; general readers.

Choice July 2011 issue

About the Author

Mary Biddinger is the author of the poetry collections Prairie FeverSaint Monica, and O Holy Insurgency. She is the editor of the Akron Series in Poetry, and co-editor of Barn Owl Review. She is an associate professor of English at the University of Akron. John Gallaher is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Map of the Folded World and Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (with G. C. Waldrep), as well as the chapbook Guidebook from Blue Hour Press. He's currently co-editor of The Laurel Review and lives in rural Missouri.

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