Posts tagged Marianne Moore
Orpheus Sings the Situation

Any poetics begins by becoming aware of its situation. Here, situation is the relationship between an individual poet (or small group of poets) and his or her or their surroundings, natural, social, or linguistic. The individual in context—the totality of human life, therefore—provides the ground upon which poetry situates itself, and only when one is aware of the stakes involved can one realise the importance and difficulty of sketching a poetics. By attempting so, I show how the figure of Orpheus might help postcolonial writers better understand their situation.

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