Digital Poetics: Hypertext, Visual-Kinetic Text and Writing in Programmable Media (Modern & Contemporary Poetics)

In this innovative and hugely unique paintings, poet-scholar Glazier investigates the ways that machine expertise has motivated and reworked the writing and dissemination of poetry.
In Digital Poetics, Loss Pequeño Glazier argues that the rise in laptop know-how and accessibility, particularly the area huge net, has created a brand new and achievable position for the writing and dissemination of poetry. Glazier's paintings not just introduces the reader to the present country of digital writing but additionally outlines the ancient and technical contexts out of which digital poetry has emerged and demonstrates the various chances of the recent medium.
Glazier examines 3 important different types of digital textuality: hypertext, visual/kinetic textual content, and works in programmable media. He considers avant-garde poetics and its dating to the online age, the connection among net "pages" and booklet know-how, and how during which sure varieties of net structures are in and of themselves one of those writing. With convincing alacrity, Glazier argues that the materiality of digital writing has replaced the assumption of writing itself. He concludes that digital area is the real domestic of poetry and, within the twentieth century, has develop into the last word "space of poesis."
Digital Poetics will allure a readership of students and scholars attracted to modern artistic writing and the opportunity of digital media for inventive expression.

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Orpheus & Eurydice: A Lyric Sequence

By Gregory Orr

How am i able to rejoice love/ now that i do know what it does? So starts this booklength lyric series which reinhabits and modernizes the tale of Orpheus, the mythic grasp of the lyre (and father of lyric poetry) and Eurydice, his lover who died and whom Orpheus attempted to rescue from Hades.

Gregory Orr makes use of as his touchstone the statement that myths try and narrate a complete human event, whereas even as serving a function which resists clarification. via poems of passionate and obsessive erotic love, Orr has dramatized the anguished intersection of endless longings and finite lives and, within the procedure, explores the very assets of poetry.

When Eurydice observed him
huddled in a thick cloak,
she must have known
he was once alive,
the method he shivered
beneath its dead folds.

But what she saw
was the standard: a stranger
confused in a brand new world.
And whilst she touched him
on the shoulder,
it used to be nothing
personal, a kindness
he misunderstood.
To advisor someone
through the halls of hell
is now not kind of like love.

"A reader strange with Orr’s paintings could be shocked, firstly, via the richness of either motion and visible element that his succinct, spare poems exhibit. Lyricism can erupt in the middle of desolation."—Boston Globe

When Gregory Orr’s Burning the Empty Nest seem, Publisher’s Weekly praised it as an "auspicious debut for a talented newcomer…he already demonstrates a superb regulate of his medium." Kirkus Review celebrated it as "an virtually unbearably strong first publication of poetry" and enthusiastically reviewed his moment publication Gathering the Bones Together, noting that "Orr’s strength is the eloquence of understatement." such a lot lately, his City of Salt was once a finalist for the Los Angeles instances publication Award. Gregory Orr teaches on the collage of Virginia.

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The Pebble Chance: Feuilletons and Other Prose

By Marius Kociejowski

"Kociejowski attracts on all of the points of his existence in those attractive, idiosyncratic own essays ... [that] proffer the reader equivalent measures of autobiography, perception and quirky charm." —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

In the sport of bocce, regardless of how intensely you examine the world's floor, there's continually an opportunity an unseen pebble will knock your ball in an unforeseen path. In those essays, poet, antiquarian bookseller, and celebrated commute author Marius Kociejowski chronicles serendipitous encounters with authors, manuscripts, and eccentrics, within which “the curious workings of destiny” and “art's unbidden swerve” intrude to shift the process fortune.

Carried through willing wit, aphoristic prose, and a wealthy feel of characterization, and that includes likelihood conferences and comedian misadventures with such figures as Bruce Chatwin, Zbigniew Herbert, and Javier Marías, The Pebble Chance is a luxurious supplying of belles lettres exploring the incandescent moments while ability and windfall collide.

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The Cantos of Ezra Pound

By Ezra Pound

The Cantos of Ezra Pound is an important epic poem of the 20 th century.
Delmore Schwartz stated approximately The Cantos: "They are one of many touchstones of recent poetry." William Carlos WIlliams acknowledged "[Pound] discloses historical past via its scent, through the texture of it—in the phrases; fuses it with the phrases, current and prior, to MAKE his Cantos. Make them."

because the 1969 revised version, the Italian Cantos LXXII and LXXIII (as good as a 1966 fragment concluding the paintings) were further. Now showing for the 1st time is Pound's lately discovered English translation of Italian Canto LXXII.

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Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love

By Pat Mora

Cherished kid's e-book writer and speaker Pat Mora has written an unique selection of poems, every one with a distinct youngster narrator sharing designated techniques, moments, disappointment, or heart’s hope: the lady who loves swimming, plunging into the water that creates her personal global; the fellow who leaves plant life at the windshield of the lady he likes. all the children in those 50 unique poems, written utilizing numerous poetic types, could be recognizable to the reader because the common feelings, rules, impressions, and ideology waft around the pages in those gracefully informed verses.

Also integrated are the author’s footnotes at the quite a few sorts of poetic kinds used all through to assist demystify poetry and exhibit its accessibility, which makes this an ideal lecture room software for lecturers in addition to an thought to readers who may need to aim their very own hand at writing.

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The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer

By Jack Spicer

The home That Jack outfitted collects for the 1st time the 4 historical talks given through arguable poet Jack Spicer prior to his early dying in 1965. those vigorous and provocative lectures functionality as a gloss to Spicer's personal poetry, a common discourse on poetics, and a cautionary instruction manual for younger poets. This long-awaited rfile of Spicer's unorthodox poetic imaginative and prescient, what Robin Blaser has referred to as "the perform of outside," is an authoritative variation of an underground classic.

Peter Gizzi's afterword elucidates many of the primary problems with Spicer's poetry and lectures, together with the concept that of poetic dictation, which Spicer renovates with vocabularies of pop culture: radio, Martians, and baseball; his use of the California panorama as a backdrop for his poems; and his visible mind's eye in terms of the aesthetics of west-coast funk assemblage. This ebook provides a firsthand account of the opposite and turbulent poetics that outline Spicer's ongoing contribution to a world avant-garde.

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Poetry in Person: Twenty-five Years of Conversation with America's Poets

By Alexander Neubauer

“In the autumn of 1970, on the New college in Greenwich Village, a brand new instructor published a flyer at the wall,” starts Alexander Neubauer’s advent to this outstanding publication. “It learn ‘Meet Poets and Poetry, with Pearl London and Guests.’” Few scholars replied. not anyone knew Pearl London, the daughter of M. Lincoln Schuster, cofounder of Simon & Schuster. however the seminar’s first site visitors grew to become out to be John Ashbery, Adrienne wealthy, and Robert Creely. quickly W. S. Merwin undefined, then Mark Strand and Galway Kinnell.

London invited poets to deliver their drafts to category, to debate their paintings in growth and the main points of imaginative and prescient and revision that introduced a poem to its ultimate model. From Maxine Kumin in 1973 to Eamon Grennan in 1996, together with Amy Clampitt, Marilyn Hacker, Paul Muldoon, Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, and U.S. poet laureates Robert Hass, Robert Pinsky, Louise Glück, and Charles Simic, the ebook follows a rare variety of poets as they bring their poems and gives a variety of illustrations of the unique drafts, which carry their strategies to gentle. With James Merrill, London discusses autobiography and subterfuge; with Galway Kinnell, his influential suggestion that the recent nature poem needs to contain town and never exclude guy; with June Jordan, “Poem in Honor of South African ladies” and the query of political poetry and its makes use of. released the following for the 1st time, the conversations are intimate, humorous, irreverent, and deeply revealing. the various drafts below discussion—Robert Hass’s “Meditation at Lagunitas,” Edward Hirsch’s “Wild Gratitude,” Robert Pinsky’s “The wish Bone”—turned into seminal works within the poets’ careers.

There hasn't ever been a meeting like Poetry in Person, which brings us a wealth of realizing and unprecedented entry to poets and their drafts, unraveling how a very good poem is really made.

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Book of Longing

By Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen wrote the poems in Book of Longing—his first booklet of poetry in additional than twenty years—during his five-year remain at a Zen monastery on Southern California's Mount Baldy, and in la, Montreal, and Mumbai. This surprising assortment is more desirable via the author's playful and provocative drawings, which engage in interesting, unforeseen methods at the web page with poetry that's undying, meditative, and sometimes darkly funny. a world sensation, Book of Longing comprises all of the components that experience introduced Cohen's artistry with language all over the world recognition.

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By Rita Wong

The water belongs to itself. undercurrent displays at the strength and sacredness of water--largely below liked via too many--whether it's within the kind of ocean currents, the headwaters of the Fraser River or fluids within the womb. Exploring numerous poetic types, anecdote, allusion and visible parts, this assortment reminds humanity that we're water our bodies, and we want and deserve greater methods of honouring this.Poet Rita Wong techniques water via own, cultural and political lenses.

She humbles herself to water either bodily and spiritually: "i will apprentice myself to creeks & tributaries, groundwater & glaciers / pay attention for the salty pulse inside of, the blood that acknowledges marine ancestry." She witnesses the infection of First countries homelands and websites, similar to Gregoire Lake close to castle McMurray, AB: "though you glance placid, peaceable dibenzothiophenes / you carry sour, bitumized depths." Wong issues out that even though capitalism and are meant to increase our caliber of lifestyles, they're destroying the very issues that provide us lifestyles within the first position. hearing and studying from water is vital to a way forward for peace and inventive potential.undercurrent emerges from the Downstream undertaking, a multifaceted, artistic collaboration that highlights the significance of paintings in knowing and addressing the cultural and political concerns with regards to water. The undertaking encourages public mind's eye to recognize and cost water, ecology and sustainability.


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