Bousfield, Derek, Jeffries, Lesley, McIntyre, Dan and Short, Mick (2007) Reader responses to interpreting poetry. In: 27th Conference of the Poetics and Linguistics Association, 31st July - 4th August 2007, Kansai-Gaidai University, Hirakata, Osaka, Japan. (Unpublished)

At the 2006 PALA conference in Finland we ran a workshop in which we asked participants to read and interpret two poems – ‘Mittens’ by Peter Sansom, and ‘Of Mere Being’ by Wallace Stevens. Our aim was to investigate a number of questions concerning the nature of interpretation. These included:

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