Edited Book Details
Mandatory Fields
Anne Karhio, Seán Crosson, and Charles I. Armstrong
2011
Unknown
Palgrave
Basingstoke
Published
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Optional Fields
Poetry, Crisis, Seamus Heaney, George Szirtes, Paul Muldoon, John Burnside, Michael Longley, Alice Oswald, Louise Glück, SuAndi, Lemn Sissay and Alice Oswald.
This collection of essays addresses poetic and critical responses to the various crises encountered by contemporary writers and our society. The essays included discuss a range of issues from the holocaust, the Troubles in Northern Ireland and their aftermath and the war on terror to the ecological crisis, poetry's relationship to place and questions of cultural and national identity. What are the means available to poetry to address the various crises it faces, and how can both poets and critics meet the challenges posed by society and the literary community? How can poetry justify its own role as a meaningful form of cultural and artistic practice? The volume focuses on poetry from Britain, Ireland and the US, and many of the poets discussed in this volume are among the most acclaimed contemporary writers, including for example Seamus Heaney, George Szirtes, Paul Muldoon, John Burnside, Michael Longley, Alice Oswald, Louise Glück, SuAndi, Lemn Sissay and Alice Oswald.
978-0230247246
https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9780230247246
1
260
10.1057/9780230306097
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Publication Themes
Humanities in Context