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Innovative poetry in Britain today

Thurston, S 2010, 'Innovative poetry in Britain today' , Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (60) , pp. 15-30.

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      Abstract

      Innovative Poetry in Britain has undergone considerable change in how it is published and read in recent years. This article examines Richard Caddel and Peter Quartermain’s 1998 introduction to their anthology OTHER: British and Irish Poetry since 1970, to derive concepts useful in surveying the field. These concepts include: the poetics of displacement, the politics of British identity, and the tradition of dissent. The article introduces the work of three innovative poets: Robert Sheppard (b. 1955), Caroline Bergvall (b. 1962) and Andrea Brady (b. 1974), in order to illustrate the dynamic range of this writing.

      Item Type: Article
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Andrea Brady British Poetry Caroline Bergvall Innovative Poetry Richard Caddel and Peter Quartermain Robert Sheppard Poetics
      Themes: Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PE English
      Memory, Text and Place
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for English Literature and Language
      Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
      Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
      Journal or Publication Title: Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses
      Publisher: Universidad de La Laguna
      Refereed: Yes
      ISSN: 0211-5913
      Depositing User: SD Thurston
      Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 10:17
      Last Modified: 18 Aug 2014 12:52
      References: Works Cited Adair, Gilbert. Letter to Robert Sheppard. Pages, page nos. 65-72 (1988): 68. Barry, Peter. The Poetry Wars. Great Wilbraham: Salt Publishing, 2007. Brady, Andrea. Tracking Wildfire: a Verse Essay on Obscurity and Illumination. Dispatx, 2007. Viewable at: http://www.dispatx.com/show/item.php?item=2062 ———— (with Scott Thurston). Unpublished interview transcript, 2009. Bergvall, Caroline. Éclat. New York: Ubu Editions, 2004. Viewable at: http://www.carolinebergvall.com/content/text/Bergvall-Eclat.pdf. ———— ‘Social Engagement of Writing.’ Viewable at: http://poetrycenter.arizona.edu/conceptualpoetry/cp_media/misc/bergvall.pdf. ———— Cropper. Southhampton: Torque Press, 2008. ———— (with Scott Thurston). Unpublished interview transcript, 2008. Caddel, Richard and Peter Quartermain, eds. OTHER: British and Irish Poetry since 1970. Hanover and London: Wesleyan University Press, 1998. Edwards, Ken. “The Two Poetries.” Angelaki 3.1 (April 2000): 25-36. Sheppard, Robert. Far Language: Poetics and Linguistically Innovative Poetry 1978-1997. Exeter: Stride, 1999. ———— “The Poetics of Writing: The Writing of Poetics,” in Creative Writing Conference 1999 Proceedings. Eds. J. Turner, D. Broderick and P, Hartley. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University, 1999. 99-109. ———— The Poetry of Saying. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2005. ———— Complete Twentieth Century Blues. Great Wilbraham: Salt Publishing, 2008.
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/10251

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