Communism And Poetry: Writing Against Capital by Ruth JennisonCommunism And Poetry: Writing Against Capital by Ruth Jennison

Communism And Poetry: Writing Against Capital

byRuth JennisonEditorJulian Murphet

Hardcover | July 23, 2019

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Communism and Poetry: Writing Against Capitaladdresses the relationship between an upsurge in collective political practice around the world since 2000, and the crystallization of newly engaged forms of poetry. Considering an array of perspectives-poets, poet-critics, activists and theorists-these essays shed new light on the active interface between emancipatory political thought and poetic production and explore how poetry and the new communism are creating mutually innovative forms of thought and activity, supercharging the utopian imagination. Drawing inspiration from past connections between communism and poetry, and theorizing new directions over the years ahead, the volume models a much-needed critical solidarity with creative strategies in the present conjuncture to activate movements of resistance, on the streets and in verse.


Ruth Jennison is Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.  She is the author of The Zukofsky Era: Modernity, Margins, andThe Avant-Garde (2012) and articles and book chapters on twentieth- and twenty-first-century American  poetics, Marxism and the political econom...
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Title:Communism And Poetry: Writing Against CapitalFormat:HardcoverDimensions:284 pagesPublished:July 23, 2019Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030171558

ISBN - 13:9783030171551

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction,Ruth JennisonandJulian Murphet.- 2. The Other Minimal Demand,Joshua CloverandChristopher Nealon.- 3. The Relation Between Poetry and Poems is Political, Sometimes,Sean Pryor.- 4.  "Everywhere Worlds Connect": Realist Poetics and the Ecologies of Capitalism,Margaret Ronda.- 5. "The Changing Same":Value in Marxand Amiri Baraka,Tyrone Williams.- 6. Mayakovsky at Mirafori:Operaismo and the Negation of Poetry,Alberto Toscano.- 7. Sean Bonney: Poet Out of Time,Andrea Brady.- 8. Notes on Poetry and Communism: Abolition, Solidarity, Love,Rob Halpern.- 9. "Wide as Targes Let Them Be," or, How a Poem is a Barricade,Julian Murphet.-10. "A Whole New Set of Stars": Poetics and Revolutionary Consciousness,Ruth Jennison.- 11. Free Disassociation/ Logic,Keston Sutherland.- 12. Just Come Now,Justin Clemens.