From There: Some Thoughts on Poetry & Place


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Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. In his 2015 Garnett Sedgewick lecture, award- winning poet and literary critic Stephen Burt discusses the relation of poetry to time, space and place. He examines the widespread and popular view of contemporary critics who claim that modern lyric poetry is supposed to have a speaking self who resides outside of space and time, and addresses readers who do not care who or where they are. In other words, place or the "there" of the poems is supposed to have no importance to the lyric voice. But ...

From There: Some Thoughts on Poetry & Place 2002, Ronsdale Press

ISBN-13: 9781553804611

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