Poets, Truths, and Australia

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The contemporary has a complicated, often unhappy, relationship with the nation. This need not be the case. The nation, particularly in its Australian context, can offer the poet significant resources, and a space for a radicalized poetics. But how do we think about this space? This chapter offers both an argument for a return to a national poetry, and a systematization of the existing modes of relation between poetry and the nation in Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Directions in Contemporary Australian Poetry
EditorsDan Disney, Matthew Hall
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783030762872
ISBN (Print)9783030762865
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameModern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
ISSN (Print)2634-6052
ISSN (Electronic)2634-6060

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