Postmodern Collage Poetry

A blog about writing collage poetry, post modern poetry, multi lingual poetry

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

A Continental Poetics

This is what we need a Continental Poetics- so much of our poetry today is defined by the coasts. Poets who dwell a few miles from the ocean and whose influences and concerns are not with the continent on which we dwell. A few years ago a Brazilian poet asserted that his work was bound into the soil of his continent and that the red heart of the matter was the swamps and rain forests. I think that the US needs a continental poetics that fuses what the coasts are doing, along with Europe, Asia and Latin America but that creates something new and something continental.