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Thursday, February 16, 2006

what is the purpose of poetry?

Amatoritsero (Ama) Ede, Writer-In-Residence, Carleton University, editorializes on this very question. An academic approach but food for thought.

The avant garde is irrational in mood. It is anti-enlightenment generally even though it appropriates empiric tools like arithmetic in its permutation-combination of choice words. In its irrational postmordern mood it hybridises language with other interactive media, it incorporates the computer and its dynamics – all in an effort, ironically, to communicate even though it fails at the end of the experiments and becomes simply subjective art mostly.

2 Comments:

Blogger Stephen Rowntree said...

CUT THE PRAYER-HAND
from
the air
with the eye-
shears,
lop its finger off
with your kiss:

Now a folding takes place
that takes your breath away.

(Paul Celan)

Thanks John,
Perhaps someone is listening, or reading, or remembering...

Stephen

Friday, February 17, 2006 9:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Pearl said...

Interesting article John.

Sunday, February 19, 2006 12:03:00 PM  

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