The Material of Poetry

Critical Writing
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2005
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0820327018
9780820327013
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Description from the new edition (2012):

Poetry is philosophically interesting, writes Gerald L. Bruns, "when it is innovative not just in its practices, but, before everything else, in its poetics (that is, in its concepts or theories of itself)." In The Material of Poetry, Bruns considers the possibility that anything, under certain conditions, may be made to count as a poem. By spelling out such enabling conditions he gives us an engaging overview of some of the kinds of contemporary poetry that challenge our notions of what language is: sound poetry, visual or concrete poetry, and "found" poetry.

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Teaching Resource using this Critical Writing:

Resource Teaching Resource Type Author Yearsort descending
Digital Poetry and the Limits of Interpretation (ENGL 5559) Syllabus Lori Emerson 2010
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