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This thesis aims to explore the nature of that productive relationship: between the poet and the revolutionary, the poem and the political imaginary. To do so, I want to critically examine the ligature between three points—the poet as a social position within Northern Ireland during the 1960s and 70s; the poetic as a culturally-constructed and defined category of the aesthetic operating within the Northern Irish 20th Century context; and poesis as the individual and creative work that the poem enacts through the materiality of its language.