Modernity has been defined in many ways, but instability seems the most stable and consistent notion, ironically. Most artistic responses come from a culturally alienated artist. Regional poetry does not take away from the modern condition or rescue from the often oppressive self-consciousness of modern or postmodern life. It does show the landscapes, rural and urban, and give a source of learning. In the work of Carl Sandburg and other Illinois poets can be seen conflict, a modernist struggle between the romance of rural life and the lure of technology and that which is urban.
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