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ENGL 773.401
R 9-12

In Modernist poetry, the new can seem quite a specialized matter of formal innovation, as one school of poetics attempts to make its predecessors or rivals outmoded: Imagism, Futurism, Surrealism, Objectivism, Projective Verse . . . However, a common claim of all innovative writing over the past century has been that it provided news vital to the culture. The new implies differentiation; news involves public knowledge and universal address. This tension provides a basic but powerful means of understanding much of the most significant poetry of the last hundred years: this will involve William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein, Mina Loy, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, H. D., Louis Zukofsky, and Allen Ginsberg, among others. 

Fulfills 3 & 4 requirements.