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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 95–128.
Published: 01 March 2000
... of the oppositional discursive economy that shaped and informed discussions of innovative or new avant-garde poetries (Language Poetry in particular) as these poetries gradually gained currency in the academy during the late Cold War period. Tracing a necessary reconfiguration of practices in light of the increasing...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 693–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Marjorie Perloff This essay argues that “language poetry,” usually taken to be a North American invention, with debts to the objectivists, the Black Mountain school, and New York poetry, also carries on the tradition of two seemingly unrelated non-U.S. movements: concretism and Oulipo. In Charles...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (4): 693–710.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Bryan Walpert In the context of growing interest in the use of science in contemporary poetry, this essay offers a close reading of Joan Retallack's poem “AID/I/SAPPEARANCE” (1998a) as an extended case study of one use of science: the subversion of scientific language. Retallack uses two connected...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2000
...“authority,” for the generic identity of poetry, and, finally, for the estranging light that machine writing retrospectively sheds on the entire history of poetry. In that light, all poetry, indeed all language use whatsoever, appears to be what Donna Haraway terms a cyborg phenomenon —a human being coupled...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (1): 1–37.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Harris Friedberg Foremost theorist of the New Criticism, W. K. Wimsatt, inherits from the Romantics the desire to differentiate poetry from prose on essentialist rather than formal grounds. In I. A. Richards, a new antithesis between the symbolic or referential use of language and its emotive use...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Witold Sadowski Abstract In the poetry of many nations, the interjection O! is a marker of poeticalness, a marker that contributes to the factors distinguishing poetry from colloquial speech. O! is treated not so much as an expression derived from the language in which a given poem was written (i.e...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 519–540.
Published: 01 December 2021
... and poetry, can be said and what can be shown, this being one of the central themes of the Tractatus itself. It is then claimed that the roots of Wittgenstein's later understanding of both “ordinary language” and the connection between philosophy, poetry, and the ethical form of one's life are already...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (4): 751–781.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... Hutchinson, F. E., ed. 1978 The Works of George Herbert (Oxford: Clarendon Press). Isaacs, Jacob 1951 The Background of Modern Poetry (London: Bell). Jakobson, Roman 1968 Child Language,Aphasia, and Phonological Universals (The Hague:Mouton). Keyser, Samuel J., and Alan Prince 1979...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 61–93.
Published: 01 March 2000
... to the work of the Israeli poet, Avot Yeshurun—in particular, how the mother tongue underlying his Hebrew writing forms a subversive tradition and, as such,fulfills new, unprecedented roles in his poetry. I discuss the ways in which the montage (of words, perspectives, languages, and cultural worlds...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (3): 651–668.
Published: 01 September 2001
... such an opposition between theory and history and argues for a lyric theory that sees poetic language as representing historical experience within the very formal elements and self-consciousness of language that are lyric poetry's distinctive features. Paul Celan offers a paradigmatic illustration of such synthesis...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 221–262.
Published: 01 March 2000
...John Shoptaw Poetry readers have traditionally followed Alexander Pope's dictum,“The sound must seem an echo to the sense.” In this model, poetic sounds at most second or underscore meanings already there. In this article I describe a different kind of poetry writing and reading, one in which sound...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 251–289.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., the mirage, the philanderer posing as saint, or linguistic ambiguity); yet this clash between form and content is an essential aspect of Confucian ritual- ism (li observable in rules of mourning, or in the use of metaphorical poetry as ritualized discourse. To Kam Louie and the Asian Languages...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Terence Cave Literary utterances reflect the situatedness of cognition itself both through their historico-cultural specificity and through their deployment of highly particularized language. It follows that the literary archive (in the broadest sense, all forms of storytelling, fiction, poetry...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 181–204.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of everyday life. guimaraesjpc@gmail.com Copyright © 2023 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2023 epic poetry language poetry aging and old age everyday life experimental writing Samuel R. Delany, the acclaimed author of such science-fiction masterworks as Babel-17...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 325–346.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., not uniformity. The greater the likeness, the greater the difference . . . repetitions of various types represent a semantic fabric of great complexity which is superimposed on the fabric of language, thereby creating a special concentration of thought that is found only in poetry.” (131–32) For Lotman...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 373–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Mark J. Bruhn This essay reconstructs Percy Shelley's theory of mind from his letters and many unfinished essays as well as his Defence of Poetry (1821), emphasizing his radical insistence on the formal and teleological roles of analogy in human cognition, communication, and culture. Adopting...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 417–436.
Published: 01 September 2020
... with and inspire each other. Like the postsecular poetry described by Corrigan (2015: 30 31), Arm- strong s music draws on traditional religious language, for instance by using religious imagery, referencing religious figures, or borrowing liturgical forms. Biographical sources suggest that Christian religion...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 97–124.
Published: 01 March 2006
...). Izenberg, Oren 2003 “Language Poetry and Collective Life,” Critical Inquiry 30 : 132 -59. Jameson, Fredric 1972 The Prison-House of Language: A Critical Account of Structuralism and Russian Formalism (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press). Janecek, Gerald 2001 “Lyn Hejinian...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 551–554.
Published: 01 September 2005
...: though quoting many poets on poetry and appealing to various philosophers and scientists on ques- tions like language use, feminism, children’s ‘‘tangletalk etc., Wainwright rarely mentions literary critics or critical styles of reading poetry (except through anonymous, and mostly pejorative...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 554–556.
Published: 01 September 2005
...: though quoting many poets on poetry and appealing to various philosophers and scientists on ques- tions like language use, feminism, children’s ‘‘tangletalk etc., Wainwright rarely mentions literary critics or critical styles of reading poetry (except through anonymous, and mostly pejorative...