Making the familiar strange

Posted by Henry on July 27, 2003

In Reply to: Making the familiar strange posted by Jacqueline on July 27, 2003

: I am interested in the origins of the phrase "making the familiar strange". Can anyone assist?

I don't know the origins, but the best example I know is A Martian Sends a Postcard Home by Craig Raine.
Caxtons are mechanical birds with many wings
and some are treasured for their markings -
The whole poem is on the internet.