If you're interested in contemporary poetry or in understanding poetry that might be more experimental, Differentials is a good touchstone and is really accessible, as literary scholarship goes. If you read only part of the book, read "Introduction: Differential Reading" and "Teaching the 'New' Poetries: The Case of Rae Armantrout." Differentials author Perloff visited Chapman University last year, and Pulitzer Prize winner Armantrout will be here on September 14, 2010.
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Review submitted by: Anna Leahy, Associate Professor, English