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PORES - A Journal of Poetics Research

Introduction: Poetry & Public Language

- Tony Lopez

These papers are the record of a seminar held at the Centre for Contemporary Poetics, Birkbeck, University of London, 5 December 2007, to extend an ongoing discussion and to launch Tony Lopez and Anthony Caleshu (eds) Poetry and Public Language, Shearsman Books, Exeter, a volume of proceedings derived from the conference of the same title held at the University of Plymouth in March and April 2007. The seminar speakers had the brief of responding to the book in just five minutes and have developed their papers, or not, as they wished since then.
The paper by Anthony Mellors was given at the Poetics of Globalization workshop, University of Southampton, 2 May 2007. I would like to thank Professor William Rowe for his generous hosting of the seminar and for the opportunity to make this work more widely available through the journal PORES.
We hope to add Will Rowe’s paper before too long.

Tony Lopez


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