I need your help
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?
Born and raised in New York City, Rebecca Wolff earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She authored Manderley (2001), selected for the 2001 National Poetry Series; Figment (2004), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; The King (2009); and One Morning— (2015). Her work has appeared in BOMB...