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Traveling Poetry

Jahan Ramazani

in A Transnational Poetics

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780226703442
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226703374 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226703374.003.0003
Traveling Poetry

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This chapter examines the specific types of poetic devices that enable extraterritorial imaginative travel and analyzes their implications for a poetics of transnational identity. It looks at the formal means by which some poets like Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Bishop and Frank O'Hara imaginatively travel through their works. This chapter also discusses the imaginative enactment of geographic displacement and poets' use of lines to cross, rupture and question what political and other kinds of normative lines would hold back.

Keywords: poetics; imaginative travel; transnational identity; Langston Hughes; Elizabeth Bishop; Frank O'Hara; geographic displacement

Chapter.  7184 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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