Clive Scott (University of East Anglia)
David Nowell-Smith (University of East Anglia)
The poet and experimental prosodist Douglas Oliver suggests in his revised definition of poetic stress that the phenomenology of poetic rhythm led one to grasp eternity in a single moment. Yet Oliver disavowed any kind of religious belief, referring the reader to the writings of Paul Ricoeur. How have contemporary critics of verse-technique negotiated the problem of poetry’s traditional relationship to the divine?
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