Posts Tagged ‘Experimental Poetry’

01: A Survey of Materiality in Literature

Mallarmé’s famous dictum: ‘All earthly existence must ultimately be contained in a book’ is the starting point for a three-part analysis of materiality, one applied to his Le Livre.

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02: A Few Ways to Skin a Poem

This chapter draws upon the work of Huisman, Riffaterre and Perloff to establish the material basis of poetry. Above all, it is a genre that is visual and semiotically ungrammatical.

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04: Closing the Codex, Opening Ideas

These concluding remarks draw out the key threads of this thesis. They distill its overall essence and propose a basis from which a critical assessment of material poems might proceed.

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The Material Poem

The Material Poem is an e-anthology featuring the work of some 28 Australian poets, artists and critics, all of whom are engaged with poetry and, more broadly, language as a material form.

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