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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,

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