Document Type

Article

Journal or Conference Title

The Bloomsbury Review

ISSN

0276-1564

Publication Date

5-2001

Department

Literature and Languages

Abstract

"Alicia Ostriker advocates a 'poetics of ardor,' one which is not detached, objective, or merely intellectual, instead a poetry that embraces a big-hearted and practical definition of what erotic means. Dancing at the Devil’s Party is mostly about women’s poetry but Ostriker also reminds us of the wide-reaching sensuality of Whitman, Hopkins, Keats, and other sexy male forebears who permitted love to appear in their work."

Publisher Statement

Originally published as Rogoff, M. (2001) Dancing at the Devil's Party: Essays on Poetry, Politics, and the Erotic by Alicia Ostriker. The Bloomsbury Review.

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