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I’ve recently been asked this question: Do you think poetry should manifestly take place outside of the mind of the maker? Or is “place” just one more construction?
And I feel like I don’t understand the terms of the debate, or discourse. I said, so far: “You know, I think this is one I don’t have much of interest to say about. I feel like my poems all take place in some kind of figmented limboland, but I would never proscribe or prescribe this to anyone. I can see how “place” is political (because it’s social; because it’s personal) but I’m not sure how to articulate anything about that.”
Can anyone articulate anything about this? If I just google “place” I’m lost. Does this question come under the purview of ecopoetics?