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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


Raw Orality: Sound Poetry and Live Bodies

Brandon LaBelle

in VOICE: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013901
eISBN:
9780262289696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013901.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines sound poetry, a speculative form that presaged the digital, and the reduction of sound to phonetic material characterized by modularity and “cut-upability.” Focusing on several ... More


Speaking of Microsound: The Bodies of Henri Chopin

Kiene Brillenburg Wurth

in Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251384
eISBN:
9780823253029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Henri Chopin (1922–2008), a sound explorer who, half a decade after John Cage visited the anechoic chamber and discovered the sounds of silence, was swallowing microphones to ... More


The Ballet of the Speech Organs: The Poetry of Bob Cobbing 1965–2000

in The Poetry of Saying: British Poetry and its Discontents, 1950-2000

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238195
eISBN:
9781846313806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238195.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the works of English poet Bob Cobbing, a senior and major exponent of the international concrete poetry movement. Cobbing practiced both visual and sound poetry, and has made ... More


Sound Poetry and the Musical Avant-Garde: A Musicologist's Perspective

Nancy Perloff

in The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226657424
eISBN:
9780226657448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226657448.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The composition of sound poetry generally begins with a text and because of this critical writing on sound poetry has been the domain of poets and literary scholars, who study its semantic, ... More


The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound

Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkin (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226657424
eISBN:
9780226657448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226657448.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Sound—one of the central elements of poetry—finds itself all but ignored in the current discourse on lyric forms. This book breaks that critical silence to readdress some of the fundamental ... More


Lost and Regained in Translation: The Sound of

Beverley Sherry

in Milton in Translation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198754824
eISBN:
9780191819841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754824.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, European Literature

This chapter argues that the translation of poetry can work as an instrument to identify the genius of the original poem, in particular to single out aural effects that are part of meaning and are ... More


Jean Cocteau's Radio Poetry

RubÉn Gallo

in The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226657424
eISBN:
9780226657448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226657448.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores one of the most original attempts to compose a sound poetry inspired by radio, a radio-poetic experiment that was neither a poem nor a piece of music but a film: Jean Cocteau's ... More


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