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Who Speaks: Ventriloquism and the Self in the Poetry Reading

Ron Silliman

in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter starts by asking who speaks, who listens, and who reads. It also states that far from being incidental, the instrumental language of an absent subject has created a pervasive tone. From ... More


The Resistance to Poetry

James Longenbach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226492490
eISBN:
9780226492513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492513.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Poems inspire our trust, argues this work, because they don't necessarily ask to be trusted. Theirs is the language of self-questioning—metaphors that turn against themselves, syntax that moves one ... More


Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

John Kinsella

Niall Lucy (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316142
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

John Kinsella is known internationally as the acclaimed author of more than thirty books of poetry and prose, but in tandem with — and often directly through — his creative and critical work, ... More


The Bride of Abydos: The Regime of Visibility and the Possibility of Resistance

Tom Mole

in Liberty and Poetic Licence: New Essays on Byron

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235897
eISBN:
9781846315428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235897.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The Bride of Abydos has been marginal to the modern revaluation of Byron's tales. Recent criticism, moving away from the tendency to read these poems as camouflaged autobiography or psychoanalytic ... More


Poetry and Decolonization

Jahan Ramazani

in A Transnational Poetics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226703442
eISBN:
9780226703374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703374.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the poetic effects of the decolonization of the British Empire. The analysis uses Edward Said's ideas of cross-national affiliation and decolonizing cultural resistance. It ... More


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