In the mid-20th century, poets and artists started taking existing texts and images and then redacting and erasing them to form new ones.
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This article argues that the term ‘minor poetry’ gains an additional relevance for experimental twentieth-century poetry which grapples with its own generic identity, deterritorializing established conceptions of poetry, and making ‘minor’ the major poetic discourses on which it is contingent.
This article considers the poetry of Jacques Roubaud, a member of the Oulipo whose constraint-based writing techniques often involve the revision and deformation of source texts.
Cusk flags up a great truth: other people’s conversations will only ever be filtered through the interpretive prism of the listener.
The desire to carve out an “I” from a “we” — an individual self from a collective history — is a futile gesture.
Autobiography, Louis reflects, is a luxury the working class are rarely afforded.
Among the cats and sunsets and carefully curated cappuccino shots, Instagram finds itself home to a new literary phenomenon: Instagram poetry.
The book’s three-part structure, moving from “End” and “Middle” to “Beginning,” marks a departure from the well-trodden path of the broken-hearts poets club.
While the promise of a steamy romp through well-to-do Parisian society might help sell “Adèle,” this is not where the book’s originality lies.