Border poetics

Authors

  • Liv Lundberg UiT Norges arktiske universitet,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7557/13.3063

Keywords:

Language, poetry, difference, borders, relations, north of intention

Abstract

The language of poetry is a language of inquiry, not the language of a genre. Poetry has the capacity of entering those zones known as borderlands, where you meet strange things and foreign people. In this poetic world view, the border is not an edge along the fringe of lands, societies and experiences, but rather their very middle – and their in-between. The structures of language are social structures in which meanings and intentions are already in place, always fighting for power and dominance, with rhetorical figures and more violent weapons.

Author Biography

Liv Lundberg, UiT Norges arktiske universitet,

Professor of Creative Writing, Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing, University of Tromsø.  Born in Bardu, Troms County, 1944, Liv’s first book of poetry was published 1979. Since then she has published 9 books of poetry and 2 novels, 5 translations of poetry into Norwegian, 1 book of essays on literature, and a volume of selected poetry Stony head, hit / stony eye, see (2012).

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Published

2014-07-16

How to Cite

Lundberg, Liv. 2014. “Border Poetics”. Nordlit, no. 31 (July):171-74. https://doi.org/10.7557/13.3063.

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