Feeling as a Foreign Language: The Good Strangeness of Poetry

Alice Fulton
Published in 1999
by Graywolf Press

In this collection of essays, award-winning poet and critic Alice Fulton presents her theories on the strangeness and complexity of poetry, and its ability to access and recreate emotion. In pieces exploring topics such as the concept of fractal poetry and the importance of the writings of Emily Dickinson and Margaret Cavendish to her own work, Fulton calls for a movement toward a socially and culturally conscious poetry of “inconvenient knowledge.”