W E L C O M E
WE'LL ADMIT, the poetic form has not been part of the focus
of many broad discussions centered on magical realism, which
is normally acknowledged as being exclusive to prose forms
and the fine arts. However, the poetic form often and easily slides
into the realm of magical realism, intentionally or not. When poet
Walt Whitman said, "Who speaks of miracles? I know of nothing
but miracles . . . ," he might have been referring to this propensity
of poets to engage the ordinary with the magical.
We offer this survey of largely uncharted territory, where the words
and visions of poets and poetry have been welcomed into a larger
dialog which seeks to answer the question, "What is magical realism?"
Tell us what you think. Start a dialog, if you like, about the fine lines
that separate fantasy and surrealism from magical realism. We're here
to explore, after all.
GO TO POEMS OF MAGICAL REALISMTamara Kaye Sellman, Editor
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