Hearing Meaning and Poetry: An Interview with Angela Leighton

Karen Simecek
University of Warwick
An interview with poet and literary critic, Professor Angela Leighton (Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge). She is primarily interested in poetry of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, but also in nineteenth-century aestheticism and its continuing legacy in the twentieth, in particular the work of Woolf, Yeats, Stevens, Bishop, Plath and W.S. Graham. In this interview, Leighton talks about her poetry, the philosophical potential of poetry and the way in which poetry means.
Keywords philosophy of poetry  experience of reading  poetry and meaning  poetry and music  literary criticism
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