By Charles Upton
From the times of the 1st shamans, via Homer, Dante, the conventional ballads, Rumi, Blake, Emily Dickinson and Lew Welch, poetry has been rooted in metaphysics. In What Poets Used to grasp: Poetics, Mythopoesis, Metaphysics, Charles Upton offers poetry either as a collection of contemplative suggestions and as a key to the gathered lore hoard of the human race. If The ABC of examining were written now not through Ezra Pound yet by way of Owen Barfield or René Guénon or Robert Graves, it could have regarded anything like this. What Poets Used to understand does what it may to revive poetry to its unique theurgic functionality: the centred expression of human and non secular fact.
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