'A New Mimesis': Approaches to Representation in the Poetry of the New York School
Although the New York School of Poets opposed reception as a unified artistic movement, study of a selection of their early poetry illustrates that John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Frank O’Hara and James Schuyler all shared a concern with developing new techniques of representation.This essay argues that much of their experimentation was motivated by a desire to communicate personal experience in poetry without clarification or analysis, and so to depict the self without elevating the significance of the individual.
Citation : Wood, A. (2006) "A New Mimesis": Approaches to Representation in the Poetry of the New York School. Literature Compass, 3 (3), pp. 244-255
Research Institute : Institute of English
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