By Kenneth Keating

ISBN-10: 3319511114

ISBN-13: 9783319511115

‘This e-book makes an incredible intervention into debates approximately effect and modern Irish poetry. Supported all through by means of incisive reflections upon allusion, be aware selection, and formal constitution, Keating brings to the dialogue quite a number new and lesser recognized voices which decisively complicate and remove darkness from its suggested issues with inheritance, historical past, and the Irish poetic canon.’ — Steven Matthews, Professor of English Literature, college of analyzing, united kingdom, and writer of Irish Poetry: Politics, historical past, Negotiation and Yeats As Precursor

This publication is ready the best way that modern Irish poetry is ruled and formed by way of feedback. It argues that severe practices tend to build reductive, singular and static understandings of poetic texts, identities, careers, and maps of the improvement of contemporary Irish poetry. This research demanding situations the test current inside such feedback to arrest, stabilize, and diffuse the hazard a number of substitute histories and understandings of texts could pose to the formation of any singular pyramidal canon. provided listed below are distinct shut readings of the new paintings of a few of the main proven and high-profile Irish poets, akin to Paul Muldoon and Medbh McGuckian, besides rising poets, to foreground another severe method which undermines the conventional canonical pursuit of singular that means and definition via embracing the troubling indeterminacy and multiplicity to be discovered inside of modern Irish poetry.

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