Poetic Argument studies argument as both a theme and a technique of poetry. Jonathan Kertzer considers how poets argue for, rather than merely assert, their truths. In a theoretical essay and detailed analysis of the works of five poets - Marianne Moore, Edward Thomas, Dylan Thomas, T.S. Eliot, and Wallace Stevens - Kertzer explores the workings of lyrical imagination.

Poetic Argument 1989, McGill-Queen's University Press

ISBN-13: 9780773506794