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date: 22 November 2019

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Think, when we talk of poetry, you see Shakespeare? Here, in proud America? This chapter traces how his various treasures have been turned, generation by generation, into often contradictory practices—by Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, by T. S. Eliot and Gertrude Stein, by Cole Porter and Louis Zukofsky, by Frederick Seidel and Susan Howe, and others. Such poets have done more with his texts than gild a single monologue with one of his admired characters, and although his name is now no more analogous to poetry than power, Shakespeare continues to figure in American poetry and how it is imagined.

Keywords: Dickinson, Eliot, Susan Howe, Cole Porter, Frederick Seidel, Gertrude Stein, Melvin Tolson, Hannah Weiner, Whitman, Zukofsky

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