The History and Practice of Experimental Poetics
with Lucas Bailor
This lecture will discuss experimental poetry’s history and the various ways it is interpreted in contemporary writing. Rather than working through a definition of what exactly experimental poetry is, we will look at ways it has been realized and interpreted in various historical, social, and theoretical contexts. This lecture will focus less on a comprehensive history of experimental poetry and will look more, instead, at various key texts and shifts in aesthetic and poetic focus over time. We will look at writers and periods such as Stéphane Mallarmé, Tristan Tzara and Dada, Concrete Poetry, the New York School, Lyn Hejinian and affiliated L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets, and contemporary poets from Myung Mi Kim to Robin Coste Lewis. I will also look at how my own work contributes to this experimental tradition.
21st April 2018 at 4pm
Free and Open to Everyone
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