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By rob mclennan

At a time whilst poetry is either richly rewarded but nonetheless the resource of vexation to those that declare to not be ready to comprehend it, this anthology deals a welcome exploration of why poets do what they do. The thirty items -- via a special number of Canadian writers operating in several genres -- ponder why writers write. this can be a free new release of authors operating within the thick of it. Their reflections aren't to be held as gospel or lifelong theories, yet could be thought of writing thoughts drawn up at particular closing dates, trained through yes unavoidable fabric stipulations, equivalent to present politics and feelings. Ask those writers to provide an explanation for their craft in ten years, and you'll be stunned by means of their solutions.

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It seems to me that like Visual Poetry and Sound Poetry (which I also practice), LANGUAGE ----52---- poetry has become depoliticized and accommodated into a larger poetic discourse. It's become a genre, rather than a movement, and is often accepted by, say, anthologists or magazine editors who will toss a few LANGUAGE writers into a collection as a tokenistic gesture or indication of open-mindedness. There'll need to be another revolution of the referent before we really become post-LANGUAGE. 3.

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