Daemonic Currents in Dorothy Porter’s Poetry
‘Although charged by the daemonic, the sacred and extreme, [Porter’s] poetics is shot through, too, with awareness of fakery and illusion. Finally, the currents of Porter’s work are connective, sparking off and from a lineage of charged poetry, especially, arguably, of confessionalism, and a tradition of hierophantic poetics. This essay examines Porter’s poetics within the context of this lineage’ (19).
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