Robert Creeley Poetry: American Poets Analysis - Essay

Robert Creeley Poetry: American Poets Analysis

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Robert Creeley focused on the difficult turning points of relationships, on the role language has to play in such moments, given that expectations are governed by one’s vocabulary and that one thinks as one’s language allows. Although his work is far from therapeutic, it has found an audience that to some extent had been readied by the increasing experience of psychotherapy among Americans of the late twentieth century and a growing awareness of the individual as instance of a system. However, this is to view the work’s appeal from the base of the pyramid, as it were; its great strength is its vertical appeal, that it has something in it for readers who know little of modern poetry but also yields much when subjected to...

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