Category Archives: Poiesis(758)

TOC -a Multimedia Epic about Time-

Steve Tomasula This Novel is extensively reviewed by Katherine Hayles in her latest book How We Think/Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis - that itself is arguably the single best exploration of Digital Humanism, Techno-genesis, and Education in the 21st century and which we hope to provide some more information on soon. The digital Novel "TOC" (whose utterance brings its relationship to "TIC" into being aka Tic Toc) is a very Bergsonian exploration of Time, that is made possible due to its multimedia content. You can check out the Novel at Tocthenovel.com From the web site: "You've never experienced a novel…

The Duino Elegies

Rainer Marie Rilke The Duino Elegies The First Elegy Whom if I cried out would hear me among the Angelic Orders? And even if one were to suddenly take me to its heart, I would vanish into its stronger existence. For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror, that we are still able to bear, and we revere it so, because it calmly disdains to destroy us. Every Angel is terror. And so I hold myself back and swallow the cry of a darkened sobbing. Ah, who then can we make use of? Not Angels: not men, and the…

Flarf is Dionysus. Conceptual Writing is Apollo: An introduction to the 21st Century’s most controversial poetry movements by Kenneth Goldsmith

Flarf is Dionysus. Conceptual Writing is Apollo. An introduction to the 21st Century's most controversial poetry movements. From: The Poetry Foundation by Kenneth Goldsmith Start making sense. Disjunction is dead. The fragment, which ruled poetry for the past one hundred years, has left the building. Subjectivity, emotion, the body, and desire, as expressed in whole units of plain English with normative syntax, has returned. But not in ways you would imagine. This new poetry wears its sincerity on its sleeve . . . yet no one means a word of it. Come to think of it, no one’s really written…

Adrienne Rich (May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012)

Adrienne Rich by Deborah Pope from U. of Illinois There is no writer of comparable influence and achievement in so many areas of the contemporary women's movement as the poet and theorist Adrienne Rich. Over the years, hers has become one of the most eloquent, provocative voices on the politics of sexuality, race, language, power, and women's culture. There is scarcely an anthology of feminist writings that does not contain her work or specifically engage her ideas, a women's studies course that does not read her essays, or a poetry collection that does not include her work or that of…

The Suffering World -Poets Grieve- by Katie Peterson

Gjertrud Schnackenberg The Suffering World Poets Grieve Katie Peterson The Boston Review Poets Reviewed: Anne Carson, Nox New Directions, $35 (box) Dana Levin, Sky Burial Copper Canyon Press, $15 (paper) Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Heavenly Questions Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, $13 (paper) Linda Plaisted Recently I heard an established male poet read from a book of elegies. The poems were beautiful, tense, melancholy, and minimalist, with the smallest margin of sentimentality. It was only days later that I realized that in none of them did the speaker bring anyone medication, a glass of water, or a meal. The poet’s concentration was on…

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