James R. Elkins

Lawyer Poets & That World We Call Law

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Description

Most of the lawyer poets represented in this anthology are practicing lawyers (and judges); a few abandoned the legal profession to take up teaching or literary work. Unlike most lawyer poets, who do not, in their poetry, explicitly lay claim to being lawyers and maintain a wall of separation between law and poetry, the poets in this anthology do not remain silent about the legal world in which they work. The lawyer poet who would disguise his life as a lawyer is one kind of poet. This anthology represents a rarer specimen, the poet who finds a place for the world of law in his poetry. For this rare species of poet, there’s simply no walking away, no pretended separation, and no compartmentalization of the world of the poem and the world of law. The poet knows both worlds, and thus is borne legal verse.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 6 x 0.5 x 8.8 in
Format

Paperback

Author

James R. Elkins

ISBN

978-1-929355-97-6

Amazon

http://a.co/afU5VDb

Original Language

English

Publish Date

10/1/2013

Page/Word Count

260 pages

Praise

2013 Wonderfully fascinating poetry. Lawyers who are great poets too. True renaissance people. Who says lawyers are dull and boring? A very fun read., Great read for would-be lawyer poets! By anon on November 29

Imprint

PBS

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