Poetry, Metaphor and Performance

Literacy as a philosophical act

Authored by: Kathleen Gallagher

The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415816243
eBook ISBN: 9781315717647
Adobe ISBN: 9781317510611

10.4324/9781315717647.ch29

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Abstract

Poetry is not information. Information is a corpse. Poetry is alive because it knows it is mortal. A poem is a manifestation of affect, of life, desperate life.

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