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John Kerrigan and Peter Robinson

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780853235156

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780853235156.001.0001

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Roy Fisher on Location

Roy Fisher on Location

Chapter:
(p.16) 1 Roy Fisher on Location
Source:
The Thing About Roy Fisher
Author(s):
John Kerrigan, Peter Robinson
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853235156.003.0002

In this first chapter, John Kerrigan describes the documentary, Birmingham’s What I Think With (1991). Kerrigan places focus on Fisher’s discussion of Birmingham within this documentary, and includes a commentary on Fisher’s recollections on the ways in which the city has become a significant role in the shaping of his poetry. The chapter also more broadly considers Fisher’s interest in location in general and assesses the ways in which spatial awareness in his poetry results in the questioning of perceptual and psychological limits.

Keywords:   English Literature, Literary Studies, Literary Criticism, Poetry, Poets, Roy Fisher, John Kerrigan

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