Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century
What is the place of individual genius in a global world of hyper-information— a world in which, as Walter Benjamin predicted more than seventy years ago, everyone is potentially an author? For poets in such a climate, "originality" begins to take a back seat to what can be done with other people’s words—framing, citing, recycling, and otherwise mediating available words a...more
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An absolutely exhilarating read, I would have finished this in one sitting had I not (foolishly) begun it at midnight, having to wake up at 6 AM. I split it in two, sacrificing some sleep but gaining in dreams noneth ...more
Anyhow this book is a must for anyone into poetry, particularly contemporary poetry.