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Heidi R. Bean, Acts of Poetry: American Poets' Theater and the Politics of Performance
American Literary History
Contrary to how it sounds, poets' theater is not just drama written in verse. As Heidi Bean argues in Acts of Poetry: American Poets' Theater and the Politics of Performance, it is an altogether different literary form. Continuing today, largely through practitioners of experimental forms like Language writing, poets' theater emerged at midcentury on the East and West Coasts as part of the New American Poetry, the loose postwar and cold war constellation of poets associated with the New Yorkdoi:10.1093/alh/ajac129 fatcat:3zcxc45hm5cfvcpsgndl3ltu3a