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From C to C: a prepositional poetics

Author(s): Fred Wah

Journal: Ilha do Desterro
ISSN 0101-4846

Issue: 56;
Start page: 51;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Prepositional Poetics | Cultural Lexicon | "Sea" and "C" (letter and musical chord)

"From Sea to Sea" is an imago mundi that has defined Canada's national consciousness from "the last spike" to the present. It has served to hegemonically override a range of prepositional possibilities that poetry and poetics in our time has used to relocate a citizen imagination. This talk is a critical and poetical reading of some of the most dynamic prepositions in this cultural lexicon that might help locate a more situational discourse of public selves and relationships.
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