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n New Coin Poetry - "The most delicate instrument we possess for finding out who and where we are" : Space, identity and language in South African poetry : the state of South African poetry - a symposium

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Abstract

In the first editorial statement of New Coin in 1965, under the editorship of Guy Butler, the new journal characterised itself as follows: "We still believe that the art of poetry, as it is the oldest, is still the most delicate instrument we possess for finding out who and where we are." Here, poetry is viewed as a delicate instrument of discovery - the poem as compass, or scalpel, or microscope - to explore the meshwork of identity and place. But whose instrument is it? Who wields it? And whose self, and place, is the instrument meant to discover?

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2014-12-01
2016-12-04
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