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Polysituatedness: A Poetics of Displacement

John Kinsella


This book is concerned with the complexities of defining 'place', of observing and 'seeing' place, and how we might write a poetics of place. From Kathy Acker to indigenous Australian poet Jack Davis, the book touches on other writers and theorists, but in essence is a hands-on book of poetic practice. The work extends John Kinsella's theory of 'international regionalism' and posits new ways of reading the relationship between place and individual, between individual and the natural environment, and how place occupies the person as much as the person occupies place. It provides alternative rea ... More

Keywords: Poetry, Poetics, Place, Praxis, Agoras, Collaboration, activism

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526113344
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526113344.001.0001


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John Kinsella, author

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Part 1 On place itself

Part II Where we are

Part III Displaced acts of writing

Part IV Sublimated displacements in read texts

Part V Emplacement

Part VIWeirding place/Anti-bucolic