This book examines the ways in which the contours of Second Generation New York School poems register the built environments from which they were composed. It builds upon Gaston Bachelard's Poetics of Space through close readings of Second Generation New York School poetry, to argue that avant-garde contemporary poetry has been written with space in mind.
With chapters focusing on the works of Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley, Ron Padgett, and Joe Brainard, it offers the first comprehensive definition of Second Generation New York School Poetry.
Published October 4, 2018, Spatial Poetics may be purchased by libraries here
Purchased within the US here
or Purchased within the UK here