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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.


Blogger Stephen Rowntree said...

the air
with the eye-
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...


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

Interesting article John.

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

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