Devolutionary Readings: English-Language Poetry and Contemporary Wales - Modern Poetry 10 (Hardback)Matthew Jarvis (author)
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The September 1997 vote approving devolution, albeit by a tiny margin, was a watershed moment in recent Welsh history. This volume of essays considers the English-language poetic life of Wales since that point. Addressing a range of poets who are associated with Wales by either birth or residence and have been significantly active in the post-1997 period, it seeks to understand the various ways in which Wales's Anglophone poetic life has been intertwined both with devolutionary matters specifically and the life of contemporary Wales more generally, as well as providing detailed scrutiny of work by key figures. The purpose of the book is thus to offer insights into how English-language poetry and contemporary Wales intersect, exploring the contours of a diverse and vibrant poetic life that is being produced at a time of important cultural and political developments within Wales as a whole.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 mm
Edition: New edition