Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-167) and index.
Introduction: A renovating return to roots
Recitation and declamation: public readings of shifting authority and modernity
Performing racial, gendered, and transnational identities in poetry in the 1930s-60s
Performing poetry beyond the avant-garde
Aesthetic experiment and political commitment: promulgating poetry in streets, cafés, on cds and the internet
Conclusion: Voice and the public space of poetry.
"Beyond the Page examines the performance of poetry to show how it travels outside of writing, eventually becoming part of the cultural consciousness. Exploring a range of performances from early twentieth-century recitations to twenty-first-century film, CDs, and Internet renditions, Beyond the Page offers analytic tools to chart poetry beyond printed texts"-- Provided by publisher.