Caroline Bergvall’s Poetics of the Infrathin

Part of the Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics book series (MPCC)


Presenting Caroline Bergvall’s poetics of the infrathin is both an obvious gesture in a book that explores contemporary poetry through the lens of its relation to modernism, and also a difficult gesture in more ways than one because Bergvall is an in-between: her work traffics on borders and barriers. For instance, her work is characterized by multilingualism/translingualism, though this cannot sum up her work; she is rather well known though she is not a mainstream poet; she spends a lot of time between London and the United States with whose poets she is closely associated.


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