• Author: John Kinsella http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kinsella-john
Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'I have an intense dissatisfaction with the word 'place' and its definitions, as it applies to presence, location and spatiality when it is used outside poetic texts, and even, on occasion, if used uncritically within a poem : a poem displaces language from its standard and 'user-friendly' contexts, and applies pressure to all words and their frameworks. The act of the poem leads us to question, whatever the intention of the poet. But is this in itself adequate? To question is not necessarily to act; to wonder is not necessarily to respond in a pragmatic, activist way.' (133)

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    y Southerly Australian Dreams Two; Australian Dreams 2 vol. 74 no. 3 2014 8381609 2014 periodical issue 2014 pg. 133-149
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