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This turn made him more conscious of what it means to be working class. Standing right at the centre of this great circular theatre space, Harrison imagined what it would be like to read poetry there, and raised his eyes to where the very back row of the audience would have sat.
Linguistic and cultural translation, so important in poetry, are recurring topics in The Inky Finger of Defiance — which takes its title from a phrase used of Afghan women whose ink-stained fingers show that they have voted in an election. Cite This Document The cap lies upside-down, what is a visual image of the change.
Reading his prose reminds us that poetry — whether that of ancient Greek drama, or of Virgil, or of Shelley or of Harrison himself — can, in some of its modes, be intensely political.