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The Thing About Roy FisherCritical Studies$
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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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Cutting-Edge Poetics: Roy Fisher's 'Language Book'

Cutting-Edge Poetics: Roy Fisher's 'Language Book'

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(p.149) 6 Cutting-Edge Poetics: Roy Fisher's 'Language Book'
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The Thing About Roy Fisher
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Marjorie Perloff

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853235156.003.0007

Chapter six, written by Marjorie Perloff, focuses on the patterns in language, form and structure found in Fisher’s The Cut Pages. Perloff describes the uniqueness of the collection and defines its status as ahead of its time within both the American and British poetry sphere. Perloff additionally points out the potential insularity of Fisher’s poetry and outlines the difficulties he faced when attempting to bring in an American audience. The chapter also comments on Fisher’s prose and makes comparison to the American poet, William Carlos Williams.

Keywords:   English Literature, Literary Studies, Literary Criticism, Poetry, Poets, Roy Fisher, Marjorie Perloff

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