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  • Author:agent John Kinsella
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Poetry, Justice & the Court
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  • [For Derrida there was perhaps only one question that ever interested him - the question of justice. Justice, for him, always remains to come; it is simply not possible, therefore, to expect justice to be done on the basis of courtroom decisions and legal precedents, and yet this is no cause - far from it - to give up on justice (see Derrida, 'Force of Law', and Lucy, A Derrida Dictionary, 62-65). But while the question of justice could be said to have been an abiding concern of Derrida's, it is not a question he always addressed directly. Similarly, we might see that John's interest in the question of justice is an important, if often 'subterranean', theme throughout this book. Here, he responds to that question openly, by way of its relations - of course - to poetry. -NL (Niall Lucy)]

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    y separately published work icon Activist Poetics : Anarchy in the Avon Valley John Kinsella , Liverpool : Liverpool University Press , 2010 Z1823431 2010 single work criticism 'John Kinsella is known internationally as the acclaimed author of more than thirty books of poetry and prose, but in tandem with - and often directly through - his creative and critical work, Kinsella is also a prominent activist. In this important collection of essays the vegan anarchist pacifist poet claims that poetry can act as a vital form of resistance to a variety of social and ethical ills, in particular ecological damage and abuse. Kinsella builds on his earlier notion of 'linguistic disobedience' evolving out of civil disobedience, and critiques the figurative qualities of his poems in a context of resistance. The book includes explorations of anarchism, veganism, pacifism, and ecological poetics. For Kinsella all poetry is political and can be a call to action.' (Publisher's blurb)
    Liverpool : Liverpool University Press , 2010
    pg. 163-175
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