Poetry and the Real

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Rupert Loydell and Mereidth Miller

Essays and creative work are solicited for a collection entitled Poetry and the Real. The editors wish to update and expand scholarship on the relation between poetic discourse and material life, in particular moving beyond the critical interventions made by twentieth-century language poets. Essays will explore questions of audience and dissemination, critical trends and relations of production for poetry, as well as explorations of poetry's specific use of language, form and narrative strategy. Creative works which specifically address these issues are also welcomed. We envision the collection containing a mixture of generic interventions in a creative/critical dialogue.

Please send 200-300 word abstracts by 30th June, 2010 to: