Poetic Intention by Édouard Glissant
Poetic Intention
Essays,  Intergenre,  Translation,  | $19.95
paperback, 248 pages, 5 x 8 in
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 978-0-9822645-3-9

This marks the publication of the first English-language translation of Poetic Intention, Glissant’s classic meditation on poetry and art. In this wide-ranging book, Glissant discusses poets, including Stéphane Mallarmé and Saint-John Perse, and visual artists, such as the Surrealist painters Matta and Wilfredo Lam, arguing for the importance of the global position of art. He states that a poem, in its intention, must never deny the “way of the world.” Capacious, inventive, and unique, Glissant’s Poetic Intention creates a new landscape for understanding the relationship between aesthetics and politics.