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date: 06 December 2021

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Diversified by region and nation, imaginative constructs in a shared language can be entered and animated across vast distances, and so the English language is a world language for poets, or at least a semi-global conduit through which poets encounter, advance, and redirect cross-cultural flows of tropes and words, ideas and images. Straddling the Americas and the North Atlantic, the global North and South, East and West, this article suggests ways to remap the field transnationally and to sharpen the aesthetic alertness of transnational literary studies. Poetic transnationalism needs to be explored from a variety of angles. But the ramifications for poetry of global migrations and diasporas, of cross-national influences and genres, of modernization and decolonization, of travels both real and imagined, will remain to be worked out, so long as poets ask what it means to be neither nobody nor a nation.

Keywords: transnational literary studies, poetic transnationalism, globalization, transnational poetry, English language

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