Sunday, 23 April 2000

From "Introduction"

by Rod Mengham.

Most (arguably all) of the writers in this volume [Vanishing Points] represent a strand in recent poetry that has stayed in touch with the agendas of modernism; they are not postmodernist, but late modernist writers. Each writer has a definite project, her or his work refers to a bady of concepts even if the literary method employed appears to be non-referential; each has maintained a significant degree of contact with the speaking voice, even when the manner in which the speaking voice has dominated the history of literature in English is challenged and complicatedq all are concerned with working in or against the grain of the literary forms and genres that have evolved in the course of that same history.

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