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Underground Poetry

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

A phrase used to describe the work of a number of writer‐performers active in Britain between the late 1950s and mid‐1970s, including A. Mitchell, Jeff Nuttall (1933– ), Tom Pickard,...

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Underground Poetry

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

A phrase used to describe the work of a number of writer‐performers active in Britain between the late 1950s and mid‐1970s, including A. Mitchell, Jeff Nuttall (1933– ), Tom Pickard,...

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Underground Poetry

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 101 words.

a phrase used to describe the work of a number of writer‐performers active in Britain between the late 1950s and

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Underground Poetry

Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 295 words.

the term for the work of poets identified with the radical cultural attitudes of the 1960s. The American Beat poets

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House of Anansi

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Toronto publishing house. Launched in 1967 by Dave Godfrey and Dennis Lee, this ‘subversive underground publisher’—widely recognized for nurturing new writers—is committed to politics,...

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Gerard Benson

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1931–), critically acclaimed British poet, storyteller, performer, and promoter of poetry, and cofounder of the successful Poems on the Underground project in London. People so enjoyed...

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Mitchell, Adrian (1932–2008)

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 149 words.

Poet, novelist, and playwright. Associated with the pacifism, protest, and free verse forms of underground poetry, he has always been an accessible poet, a reputation to which his popular...

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Mitchell, Adrian (1932–2008)

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 166 words.

born in London and educated at Oxford. Associated with the pacifism, protest, and free verse forms of underground poetry, he has always been an accessible poet, a reputation to which his...

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Hill, Tobias

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1970– ) British poet and novelist

Year of the Dog (1995) PoetryMidnight in the City of Clocks (1996) PoetrySkin, and Other Stories (1997) Fiction Short StoriesZoo (1998)...

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Tom Pickard

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1946– ),

poet, born in Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne: in 1963 he instigated a celebrated series of poetry readings and performances at the Modern Tower in Newcastle, including a...

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The British Poetry Revival 1960–1978

in The Poetry of Saying

September 2005; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 16160 words.

This chapter defines the literary movement called the British Poetry Revival from 1960 to 1978. The first widely available gathering of the British Poetry Revival was the 1969 campaigning...

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“Harmony with the Dead”

David C. Berry.

in The Past Is Not Dead

June 2012; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 3704 words.

This chapter explores the poetry of James Dickey, focusing on how he connects the world of the living and the world of the dead. The poems analyzed include “Orpheus Before Hades”, “The...

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Infidel Poetics

Daniel Tiffany.

October 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 264 pages.

Poetry has long been regarded as the least accessible of literary genres. But how much does the obscurity that confounds readers of a poem differ from, say, the slang that seduces listeners...

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Michael Horovitz

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1935– ),

poet, performance artist, and editor, born in Frankfurt. He emigrated to England with his family as a child, and was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford. He was one of...

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Proto-Punk and Poetry on St. Mark’s Place

Daniel Kane.

in "Do You Have a Band?"

July 2017; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 6767 words.

Reminiscing about the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, Victor Bockris effused “In those days [the early 1970s] the St Mark’s Poetry Project was on a par with Warhol’s Factory, Mickey...

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Underground Writing

David Welsh.

May 2010; p ublished online June 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Literature. 256 pages.

The purpose of this book is to explore the ways in which the London Underground was ‘mapped’ by a number of writers from George Gissing to Virginia Woolf. From late Victorian London to the...

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The Spatial Expansion of Language in Sound Poetry of Western and Eastern Europe

Endre Szkárosi.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Western Art

August 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Sound Studies. 9121 words.

This chapter offers an analysis of the process in which Hungarian poetry “takes back” (recuperates) the vocal and sonic dimensions of language in the second half of the twentieth century....

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The Book of the Machine

David Ashford.

in London Underground

July 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 4159 words.

Early passengers on the London Underground fell victim to what cultural historian Wolfgang Schivelbusch called the psychopathology of the railway carriage, the state of intense silence and...

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The poetics of language

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman and Stephanie Sandler.

in A History of Russian Literature

April 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 16664 words.

The chapter analyzes language-oriented poets and movements, showing how different conceptions of the poetic word emerged and influenced writing and performance throughout the period. The...

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Olga Sedakova’s Journey Poems: The Spirituality of Form

Josephine von Zitzewitz.

in Literature and Theology

June 2015; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 7197 words.

Olga Sedakova is one of contemporary Russia’s foremost poetic voices and an eminent scholar in the fields of theology and European literature. She began her career in the cultural...

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"Do You Have a Band?"

Daniel Kane.

July 2017; p ublished online January 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 296 pages.

During the late 1960s, throughout the 1970s, and into the 1980s, New York City poets and musicians played together, published each other, and inspired one another to create groundbreaking...

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