Translocal Underground: Anglophone Poetry and Globalization

Alistair Noon’s inspiring essay, drawing on postcolonial theory, anthropology and globalisation theories, Translocal Underground: Anglophone Poetry and Globalization by Alistair Noon, is now available online.

The last few years have seen an increased number of Anglophone poets living, writing and publishing outside of English-speaking countries. Bordercrossing Berlin’s poetry editor Alistair Noon argues that the categories of national literature fail in many ways to apply to them, and that a new word is needed to describe the poetry they write: translocal.

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