Nyein Way (19.1.1962 / Yangon)
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An Ir-radical populist-realist ====================
a) Poetry, then, is contrasted with history and the world; it's outside cause and effect and even reason. ('I had no idea what I meant.') We look to poetry, Alexander says, for 'what is deeply felt and is essentially unsayable.' The use of poetry is to value those things that are unpragmatic and unmundane. Poetry is valuable precisely because it's not historical/political/economic—because it isn't part of the world of cause and effect.
b) poetry that is important because of what it is, rather than because of what it says.
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