Forms of exile: Experimental self-positioning in postcolonial Caribbean poetry

  title={Forms of exile: Experimental self-positioning in postcolonial Caribbean poetry},
  author={Timo M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Atlantic Studies},
  pages={457 - 471}
ABSTRACT In this essay, I want to draw attention to the distinctive experience of exile by looking at the ways in which Caribbean poets from the 1960s to the 1980s responded to it. I discuss selected examples from their poetry to argue that as a specific way of experiencing departure and migration, exile inspires specific strategies of artistic mediation and even innovation. The combination of a desire for emplacement and an openness to metropolitan influences that characterizes the situation… Expand
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