Stephanie Burt: Poetry Post-Language
10 May 2012
Show More Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century by Marjorie Perloff.
Chicago, 232 pp., £11.50, April 2012, 978 0 226 66061 5Show More
Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age by Kenneth Goldsmith.
Columbia, 272 pp., £15.95, September 2011, 978 0 231 14991 4Show More
Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing edited by Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith.
Northwestern, 593 pp., £40.50, December 2010, 978 0 8101 2711 1Show More
Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004, The Joy of Cooking: [Airport Novel Musical Poem Painting Film Photo Hallucination Landscape] by Tan Lin.
Wesleyan, 224 pp., £20.50, May 2010, 978 0 8195 6929 5Show More
“... writer Yoko Tawada and the French Norwegian (based in London) Caroline Bergvall alongside that earlier, more self-confident polyglottist, Ezra Pound. Perloff finds a precursor for all this in Walter Benjamin, who during the 1930s collected thousands of quotations (mostly in French) about Paris, its glass and iron shopping arcades, its street fights, its shopgirls, its effects on Baudelaire and ...”