Poetry of Liberation

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Poetry of Liberation

For many, the 1960's mark the true end of modern America. Whereas the modernists remained serious about the transcendent nature of art, the artists of the 1960s wanted an art that was relevant. They wanted an art that not only spoke about justice, but also helped create it. This program explores the innovations made in American poetry in the 1960s by Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, and Adrienne Rich.

Authors Covered - This section of the Instructor Guide contains biographical information on 10 authors, and includes hyperlinks to related Archive materials.

Timeline - "The Unit timeline links literary texts and their dates of original publication with critical historical events to build a contextual framework."

Find additional resources, including primary source materials, interactives, and downloadable print materials, at:  http://www.learner.org/amerpass/unit15/

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