English | ISBN: 0226773876, 0226773868 | 2011 | 320 pages | PDF | 0,9 MB
Why do we need new art? How free is the artist in making? And why is the artist, and particularly the poet, a figure of freedom in Western culture? The MacArthur AwardCwinning poet and critic Susan Stewart ponders these questions in The Poet¡¯s Freedom. Through a series of evocative essays, she not only argues that freedom is necessary to making and is itself something made, but also shows how artists give rules to their practices and model a self-determination that might serve in other spheres of work.