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Title: The Line of Wit: First Thoughts on a Defence
Contributor(s): Sharkey, Michael Francis (author)
Publication Date: 2003
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Abstract: I'm attracted to poetry that realises the near-indefinable quality of wit. I'm also aware that the display of wit for its own sake is a dead end for poets. A mind alert to punning possibilities and opportunities for one liners does not guarantee anything more memorable than a gag and a reputation for producing non-serious work. Some forms of wit are tiresome, and some may advertently or otherwise alienate readers: caustic and satiric wit offends those who are its victims.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Blue Dog: Australian Poetry, 2(4), p. 76-79
Publisher: Poetry Australia Foundation
Place of Publication: Wollongong, Australia
ISSN: 1446-876X
Field of Research (FOR): 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
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