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Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media

by Marjorie Perloff

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Spirited and convincing defense of "difficult" schools of poetry (Language poetry, Oulipo, Cage's mesostics, etc.). When I first read this, in 1998, it dramatically broadened my thinking on poetry and put me on an entirely different path as a writer—it's safe to say that this book literally changed my life. Some of the writing on media has dated a bit since its publication in 1994, but otherwise this book is still vital critical reading. ( )
  jbushnell | Nov 14, 2006 |
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How the negotiation between poetic and media discourses takes place is the subject of Marjorie Perloff's groundbreaking study. Radical Artifice considers what happens when the "natural speech" model inherited from the great Modernist poets comes up against the "natural speech" of the Donahue "talk show," or again, how visual poetics and verse forms are responding to the languages of billboards and sound bytes. Among the many poets whose works are discussed are John Ashbery, George Oppen, Susan Howe, Clark Coolidge, Lyn Hejinian, Leslie Scalapino, Charles Bernstein, Johanna Drucker, and Steve McCaffery. But the strongest presence in Perloff's book is John Cage, a "poet" better known as a composer, a philosopher, a printmaker, and one who understood, almost half a century ago, that from now on no word, musical note, painted surface, or theoretical statement could ever again escape "contamination" from the media landscape in which we live. It is under his sign that Radical Artifice was composed.

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