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* The Society of the Poem

on BBC Radio 3

Three talks by JONATHAN RABAN on some aspects of contemporary verse
2: Is there a Politics of Modern PoeticsT
Mr Raban argues that since the 1930s ' the overwhelming effort of contemporary verse has been concentrated on freeing the modern poem from the platform of Christian-conservatism to which the modernists had so firmly screwed it down.' He traces some examples, and effects, of this increasingly democratic and secular approach to poetry,


Jonathan Raban
Mr Raban

BBC Radio 3

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