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On Poetry and uncertain Subjects

Underwood, J W. 2017. On Poetry and uncertain Subjects. The Poetry Review(107:4), ISSN 2514-4456 [Article]

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An excerpt from a work in progress: 'Not Even This: Essays on Poetry and Uncertainty', adapted and published in 'The Poetry Review, 107:4, Winter 2017'

The essay re-examines how poetic discourse relies upon language's uncertainty as an interpretive system. Rathe than arising from theoretical consideration, the experience and negotiation of uncertainty is central to a poet's practice, because poems are designed to necessitate the imaginative participation of an unknowable, imagined other. Rather than being an impasse, this uncertainty, it is argued, is central to how poems work towards inter-subjective exchange and dialogue.

Item Type:

Article

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

English and Comparative Literature

Dates:

DateEvent
24 October 2016Accepted
2 February 2017Published

Item ID:

23236

Date Deposited:

25 Jul 2018 15:34

Last Modified:

26 Jul 2018 01:03

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23236

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