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The Material of Poetry: Sketches for a Philosophical Poetics
Poetry is philosophically interesting, writes Gerald L. Bruns, "when it is innovative not just in its practices, but, before everything else, in its poetics (that is, in its concepts or theories of itself)." In The Material of Poetry, Bruns considers the possibility that anything, under certain conditions, may be made to count as a poem. By spelling out such enabling condi ...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published February 28th 2005 by University of Georgia Press
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Nov 28, 2015 Emily Dobbs rated it really liked it
A great discussion on the poetry no one has time to read including Sound poetry, concrete poetry, lanuage poetry, and thought poetry. Great thoughts and sometimes a confusion presentation, but in the end a great defense of avante-garde poetry.