» Nonsite Author: John Gibson
December 1st, 2011
Kitaj, The Poet
The Question of Poetic Meaning
By (University of Louisville)

[W]e frequently do not, strictly speaking, hear the meaning of a poem so much as we hear a poem as occasioning a question of meaning, a question we devote ourselves to answering if we are to make sense of the encounter with meaning a poem initiates. In the context of poetry, we usually take meaning to be a destination and not a point of departure.

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