Sources of poetic power

McCooey, David 2002, Sources of poetic power, The Age.

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Title Sources of poetic power
Author(s) McCooey, DavidORCID iD for McCooey, David
Journal name The Age
Publisher Fairfax Publishing
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2002-06-24
ISSN 0312-6307
Summary How powerful are our categories? Some might see these three poets in the categories ``working-class man'', ``indigenous man'', ``educated woman''. But what does this mean? Could they not all be educated, indigenous, working-class? There are sound reasons to think in categories, but poets are implicitly against theory, since each has a peculiar source of poetic power. Even if that turns out to be gender or class or race, it will be more complex than those over-burdened words allow. Poems, like poets, resist classification and gaze back at us like imaginary animals, indifferent to zoology
Language eng
Field of Research 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category M Media article
Copyright notice ©2002 The Age Company Ltd
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