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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Tricked Myth-Machines : Self-Mythologising in the Poetry of John Forbes and Ted Berrigan
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'...Duncan Hose examines the personal mythopoeic tendencies of John Forbes and Ted Berrigan "as a synthetic poetic praxis of mythography and mythopoesis; that is, a constant rereading and re-writing of one's own myths." The everyday and the mythological are thus seen to enter into a dialectical exchange even as Berrigan's collage method works against self-mythologising. Hose claims that Forbes's poetry reminds us "that our everyday thinking, our being interpellated as subjects by our culture, our families, our literature, places us immanently within the processes and logic of myth." He identifies, in these poets' work, a tension between identity/Self as a composite product of myth and the active production of the Self through myth.' (Source: Introduction pp. 4-5)

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    y separately published work icon Refashioning Myth : Poetic Transformations and Metamorphoses Jessica Wilkinson (editor), Eric Parisot (editor), David McInnis (editor), Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Press , 2011 Z1832598 2011 anthology poetry criticism 'Robert Graves tells us that "the poet's first enrichment is a knowledge and understanding of myths." Certainly, as this collection of essays, poems and visual images affirms, mythology has been a field richly mined by poets and artists from antiquity through to the present day. It is testament to both the enduring power of myth, as well as the adaptability of its form, that poets and writers continually turn to the mythic for both inspiration and guidance. This volume presents a diverse collection of analytical and creative works by scholars, poets and visual artists, in response to their varied explorations of the prolific dialogue that exists between myth and poetry.' (Publisher's blurb)
    Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Press , 2011
    pg. 163-181
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