The New Poetic: Yeats to Eliot (Classic Criticism) C.K. Stead: Continuum 


This alleged "new poetic" is over a century old; in other words, critics who treat Pound, Eliot, Yeats etc  as "new" are duplicating the critics of 1920 who regarded Wordsworth and Shelley as the cutting edge of poetic practice.

Is there anyone on the list deeply familiar with the criticism & scholarship of the last 20 hears who can give real information on what 'now' is regard as "new"?

At the time when LBJ" rape of democracy in the Dominican Republic abruptly shifted my focus of energy, I was reading Merwin, Snodgrass, et al as "new," though my personal preferences were Pound & Pope.  And even by 1965 the "New" critics were looking a bit moldy alongside Frye, Kenner, Davie, & others.