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Poetry & Geography: Space & Place in Post-war Poetry

Neal Alexander and David Cooper

Abstract

Poetry & Geography examines the rich diversity of geographical imaginations informing post-war and contemporary poetry in Britain and Ireland. Drawing impetus from the spatial turn in the humanities and social sciences, the fourteen essays collected here appraise the significance of ideas of space, place, and landscape for ‘mainstream’ and ‘experimental’ poets, post-romantics and neo-modernists alike. Cumulatively, the book's varied articulations of poetry and geography sketch out a series of intersections between language and location, form and environment, sound and space. Poetry's unique ca ... More

Keywords: Poetry, Geography, Post-war, Contemporary, Britain, Ireland, Place, Space, Landscape

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318641
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318641.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neal Alexander, editor

David Cooper, editor

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Introduction: Poetry & Geography

Neal Alexander and David Cooper

Part I Placing Selves: Identity, Location, Community

Part II Spatial Practices : Walking, Witnessing, Mapping

Part III Geopoetics: Landscape, Language, Form