Speaking of Power

Speaking of Power

The Poetry of Di Brandt

Book - 2006
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Speaking of Power: The Poetry of Di Brandt introduces the reader to the lyric power and political urgency of the poetry of Di Brandt, providing an overview of her poetry written during a prolific and revolutionary twenty-year period.

Beginning with her early poetic inquiries into the dynamics of gender, religion, and the politics of language, Brandt examines the use and abuse of power as a cultural issue, emphasizing cross-cultural and domestic relationships. Particularly engaged with questions of motherhood, the land, violence and reparation, feminism, and spirituality, Brandt explores ecopoetics, an ecology of poetry, as a possible antidote to the cultural despair of the twenty-first century.

Editor Tanis MacDonald's introduction outlines the major movements of Brandt's work, emphasizing the relationship of language to power and the value of a dissenting voice in a forceful cultural poetics. An afterword by Brandt completes the volume.

Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9780889205062
088920506X
Branch Call Number: 811.54/BRANDT
Characteristics: xvi, 56 p. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: MacDonald, Tanis
Alternative Title: Poetry of Di Brandt

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