[Autom. eng. transl.] The essay analyzes the poetics of Brendan Kennelly's work with particular reference to his poetic production but also to prose. Through the selection of the poems collected in the anthology "The Essential", he follows the chronological path that leads the poet to arrive - from an initial phase of excess of lyrical expression - to the final phase of a poetic economy marked by the epigrammatic model of Martial. The body of Kennelly, despite the substantial simplicity of the meters used (ballads, sonnets, epigrams), reflects a profound complexity of relationships between form and content. It ranges from poems entirely without rhyme (Begin) to poems with a rigorous form (My Dark Fathers). The oscillation is not accidental, given the inevitable relationship between metric and verbal discourse and the suggestive function of rhyming schemes.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Brendan Kennelly, the poet of the Crooked Cross|
|Title of host publication||Brendan Kennelly, The Essential|
|Number of pages||38|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|