Ecopoetics Along Shorelines

WRITING IN THE FIELD

Song, Poetry, and Language—Expression and Perception

March 29, 2018
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Simon Ortiz tells us, “The song as language is a way of touching” (9), and “the song was the road from outside of himself to inside—which is perception—and from inside of himself to outside—which is expression” (12). If you accept expression as a means of perception, what are the consequences for your own writing? for your own perceiving? for your reading of the perception-rich poems of Marianne Moore?

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