Speaking of Power: The Poetry of Di Brandt (Laurier Poetry) (Paperback)

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By Di Brandt, Tanis MacDonald (Editor)
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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780889205062
ISBN-10: 088920506X
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2006
Pages: 72
Language: English
Series: Laurier Poetry