The poet: A wilfully unmediating existential context?

Contemporary poetry often runs the risk of being all together too much of the academy and not enough of the world. The poet needs to be a wilfully unmediating existential context for poetry drawn from a globally localised collective unconscious. Either the force exerted by poems must be immediate, direct and great or, like the butterfly wings of chaos, its influence might be indirectly to generate a tsunami in a remote, uncertain location.

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