Canadian Studies – Nov 21
Concludes that sense of crisis has to change the foundations of art – art
cannot simply be a kind of retreat from crisis
Deliberately give us poems that are hard to read – not to waiver from the
Trying to embody crisis in their art that they’re perceiving in the world
Poem: economic problems, cultures of death,
Language is one of the victims – worried about what art might be after the
Culture of death: every society has a one to cope with death.
Poets deeply concerned with how historical crisis has an impact on language,
art, culture, ld music, poetry, culture of death – gone.
New experiences create new words.
Ernie Buscht(?) – look at it – of what Canada can do to you, if you try to
isolate yourself/cut yourself off/live in the wilderness in the wrong way