a thesis by Timothy John Cresswell
This thesis addresses the question of how contemporary poetry (post 1970) in the UK, Canada and the United States confronts the possibility of dwelling in place. It explores the connection between place and poetry by examining how the place of the poem is used to explore places beyond the poem. It is an exploration of topopoetics. It approaches these questions through interpretation of four poets who approach what it is to be in the world in subtly different ways ranging from encounters with the wild to life on the move.