This chapter examines the specific types of poetic devices that enable extraterritorial imaginative travel and analyzes their implications for a poetics of transnational identity. It looks at the formal means by which some poets like Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Bishop and Frank O'Hara imaginatively travel through their works. This chapter also discusses the imaginative enactment of geographic displacement and poets' use of lines to cross, rupture and question what political and other kinds of normative lines would hold back.
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