The Politics of Influence: Bruce Beaver's Letters to Live Poets

2017-05-14T12:03:06Z (GMT) by Robert Savage
In his celebrated <i>livre composé</i> <i>Letters to Live Poets</i>, Bruce Beaver forged a poetry of the suffering, narcissistic self, deeply estranged from an «uglier than ugly» (II) society and in constant danger of disintegrating into madness. Beaver's undisguised solipsism is remarkable even for a confessional poet.