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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Margins: The Poetic Text and Its Theoretical Gesturing
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'...any attempt to define a marginal space for poetry implies some desire to leave poetic texts open, mobile, and not to lock them forever in neat structures produced by criticism - interpretations that would exhaust them.' Hecq discusses her own work and 'urges us to explore those axiomatic forces that shape literary traditions as well as the world outside the text.'


  • Editor's note: This paper is an adaptation of a talk given at the Melbourne Poets Union on 27 July 2003 as part of a forum on 21st Century Poetries. Except for 'Couchgrass' (SideWaLK 6, 2000), 'Ghostmap' (Papertiger 2004), 'Hunt the Slipper' and 'Footnote', all poems quoted are from Dominique Hecq, Good Grief (Papyrus, 2002).
  • Epigraph: Dites-bien, lecteur ou lectrice, ou dis-toi bien (car a me lire tu deviendras de mes proches) que si je dis ici, c'est plus pour dire que pour dire quelque-chose. (Michel Leiris, Le Ruban au cou d'Olympia)

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