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Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Charles Bernstein (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book brings together seventeen chapters, commissioned especially for this volume, on the reading of poetry, the sound of poetry, and the visual performance of poetry. While the performance of ... More


Visual Performance of the Poetic Text

Johanna Drucker

in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The idea of performance in poetry is conventionally associated with a live or recorded reading which provides effective dimensions to a poetic work. But a visual performance of a poetic work on a ... More


Abstract Concrete: Bob Cobbing

Greg Thomas

in Border Blurs: Concrete Poetry in England and Scotland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620269
eISBN:
9781789629538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620269.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In the work of the London-based poet Bob Cobbing, we can sense the culmination of a global shift in the definition of concrete poetry. For Cobbing, concrete poetry became a means of transcending or ... More


Stevie Smith and Authorship

William May

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583379
eISBN:
9780191723193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583379.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book is a full-length study of the British novelist, poet, and illustrator Stevie Smith (1902–71). It draws on extensive archival material to offer new insights into her work, challenging ... More


Reading Silence: Crayonné au théâtre

Roger Pearson

in Mallarmé and Circumstance: The Translation of Silence

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266746
eISBN:
9780191708923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266746.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyzes the prose poem, Crayonné au théâtre, where Mallarmé reinvents journalism to show how all literature is a form of theatre. The poem may be understood as Mallarmé's ‘critical ... More


Giorno Poetry Systems

Daniel Kane

in "Do You Have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231162975
eISBN:
9780231544603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162975.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

How did music – both in terms of its sound, its lyrics, and its associated recording technologies – encourage St. Mark’s affiliated poets to get their tracks on vinyl and ensure their poetry and ... More


Performing Genealogies: Poetic Pedagogies of Disidentification

Faye Caronan

in Legitimizing Empire: Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Cultural Critique

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039256
eISBN:
9780252097300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039256.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers how education is deployed in Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican performance poetry as a tool in decolonizing activist projects. It cites the work of Los Angeles-based ... More


Motor Impulses of Verse: Russian Formalists on Poetry Recitation

Ana Hedberg Olenina

in Psychomotor Aesthetics: Movement and Affect in Modern Literature and Film

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190051259
eISBN:
9780190051297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051259.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 explores scholarly theories that accounted for the role of kinesthetic sensations of pronunciation in the aesthetic experience of the poetic form. The Russian Formalists described the ... More


Conclusion: Imagining the End of Empire

Faye Caronan

in Legitimizing Empire: Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Cultural Critique

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039256
eISBN:
9780252097300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039256.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book has investigated how Filipino American culture and U.S. Puerto Rican culture across various genres critique narratives of U.S. exceptionalism that justify U.S. colonial projects. It has ... More


“Reharmonizing” the Generations: Rap, Poetry, and Hmong Oral Tradition

Nicholas Poss

in Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835972
eISBN:
9780824871390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates how two Hmong artists musically vocalize those experiences shared by other minorities: as refugees, as persecuted subjects in the diaspora, as targets of racism, and as ... More


Acousmatics: Sounded/Silent Text in Caroline Bergvall’s Drift

Zoë Skoulding

in Poetry & Listening: The Noise of Lyric

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621792
eISBN:
9781800341517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621792.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Rather than accepting a particular language as a bounded entity, the UK-based French-Norwegian poet Caroline Bergvall positions her multimedia work Drift within the oceanic fluidities of linguistic ... More


The Points Are Not the Point, But Do They Still Matter?: A Practitioner’s Take on Spoken Word, Slam Poetry, and the Responsibility of Artists to Engage Their Audiences

Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre

in Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199393749
eISBN:
9780199393770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393749.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter discusses spoken word, slam poetry, and performance poetry. By any name, this culture and practice is both exhilaratingly new and one of the oldest forms that human beings have. This ... More


All You Need is Words

Spencer Leigh

in Gladsongs and Gatherings: Poetry and its Social Context in Liverpool since the 1960s

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237273
eISBN:
9781846313196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237273.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents the author's reflections about Liverpool poetry. He describes his collection of poetry books which remind him of the 1960s and early 1970s in Liverpool. He recalls how McGough, ... More


Legitimizing Empire: Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Cultural Critique

Faye Caronan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039256
eISBN:
9780252097300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039256.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

When the United States acquired the Philippines and Puerto Rico, it reconciled its status as an empire with its anticolonial roots by claiming that it would altruistically establish democratic ... More


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