112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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2714 Marsh Street is Everywhere: Demonic Spaces in Thomas McGrath’s Poetry

Andrew Lyndon Knighton, California State University, Los Angeles

This project challenges critical accounts of Thomas McGrath as chiefly a Midwestern regionalist poet, and argues that his work, informed by the intensity of his experiences in a 1950s Los Angeles he described as “demonic,” must be understood as reconfiguring boundaries between the local and global, and the personal and political.