Poetry and Privacy by John Redmond
Questioning Public Interpretations of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

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Nevertheless, there is a cut and thrust to Redmond's work...Thankfully alternatives can still be found – as in this fine book.
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By questioning the relationships—critical, authorial, and existential—between poetry and the public sphere, this book seeks to introduce a sense of pragmatism between poetry and criticism and poetry and social or political relevance. Its main contention—that readings of British and Irish poetry rely too often on a thesis of public relevance—arises out of a more general conviction that the relationship between poetry and the public sphere is negatively woven. Offering fresh appraisals of noteworthy poets while creating a portrait of British and Irish poetry in the new century, this groundbreaking examination questions how poetry might progress in the future.

 

About John Redmond

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John Redmond is a senior lecturer in creative writing at the University of Liverpool.
 
Published July 1, 2013 by Seren. 218 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by David Wheatley on Jun 21 2013

Nevertheless, there is a cut and thrust to Redmond's work...Thankfully alternatives can still be found – as in this fine book.

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