Week 16: Interactivity in Poetry

In Class Readings: Uncle Roger by Judy Malloy Grita by José Aburto Thoughts Go by David Knoebel Any of the PoEMM Cycle by Jason Edward Lewis (iOS device required) Read about and play at least three works in the I ♥ E-Poetry Games resource and write a brief post about them. Post your analysis in… Read more »

Week 15: Generative Poetry

In Class  Readings: N. Katherine Hayles “Print is Flat, Code is Deep: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis,” (UPR login required). Loss Pequeño Glazier, “White-Faced Bromeliads on 20 Hectares“ Leonardo Flores, “A Shifting Electronic Text: Close Reading White-Faced Bromeliads on 20 Hectares” Leonardo Flores, “What is a Twitter Bot?” Read all the critical introductions and bots… Read more »

Week 14: Videopoetry

In Class Theory: Digital Poetry in Princeton Encyclopedia What is E-Poetry? Videopoetry Manifesto Chapter 1 Multimodality (in Google Docs folder)  Works: Roda Lume by E. M. de Melo e Castro bpNichol, “First Screening“ Megan Sapnar and Ingrid Ankerson, “Cruising“ Dirk Vis and K. Michel “Ah“ Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries: “The Struggle Continues” and one other… Read more »

Week 13: Secondary Orality

In class Theoretical framework: secondary orality. Presentations on: Ursula Rucker: Jenaira & Niareisha The Watts Prophets: Marilyn & Luis The Last Poets: Vashti & Michael Bob Dylan: Alan & Alex Saul Williams: Cristina & Celia Def Poetry Jam: Juan, Edcel, Tania Shane Koyczan Watch “To This Day“, and this video. Assignment Theory: Digital Poetry in… Read more »

Week 12: Sound Poetry

In Class Presentation Slideshow: The Music of Poetry Read “Sound Poetry” in Princeton Encyclopedia Theory readings: “Sound Poetry: A Survey,” “Statements on Sound Poetry,” “… Postmodernism and the Music of John Cage”, “A Taxonomy of Sound Poetry” “Manifesto“ Listen to works by John Cage, Paul de Vree, Kristin Oppenheim, Dick Higgins, Christian Bök, and the… Read more »

Week 11: Visual and Concrete Poetry

In Class Looking at Poems Presentation Read theory: “Pilot Plan for Concrete Poetry” and “From Line to Constellation“ Read works by Eugen Gomringer, Haraldo de Campos, Augusto de Campos, Decio Pignatari, Mary Ellen Solt, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Bob Brown. Explore UbuWeb: Historical Assignment: Choose a poet from UbuWeb: Historical that is not listed above, post… Read more »

Week 10: Conceptual Poetry, Flarf, and The Oulipo

Reading Material Preface: “Fountain” by Marcel Duschamps The Oulipo: Read entry on Oulipo in Princeton Encyclopedia Cent mille milliards de poèmes (Wikipedia, online version) N+7 Generator Translation Party Conceptual Poetry: Read Soliloquy by Kenneth Goldsmith “Sentences on Conceptual Writing“ “Two Poems from The Day” Explore the Electronic Poetry Center’s resource on Kenneth Goldsmith. Printing out… Read more »

Week 9: New York Poets, Language Poets, and a Martian Poet

In Class Read entries on New York School and Language Poetry in Princeton Encyclopedia. Poetry (page numbers in Norton Anthology): Frank O’Hara (1072, 361) John Ashbery (384) Charles Bernstein (909) Susan Howe (688) Lyn Hejinian (788) Craig Raine (852) Read “The Art of Immemorability” by Charles Bernstein (in our Google Drive folder). Midterm Exam Here’s… Read more »

Week 8: African American Poetry

In Class Read the African American Poetry,  Harlem Renaissance, and Black Arts entries in the Princeton Encyclopedia. Read “Yet Do I Marvel” “If We Must Die” and “Blues.” Read all poems by: Robert Hayden (listen to this poem) Amiri Baraka (Listen to him read at Penn Sound) Lucille Clifton – (listen to this reading) Gwendolyn… Read more »

Week 7: Multicultural Poetry and Identity Politics

In Class Presentations Derek Walcott: Tania LeFevre Christopher Okigbo: Cristina Arbona Michael Ondaatje: Celia Ayala Lorna Goodison: Edcel Cintrón Ai: Juan Colón Agha Shahid Ali: Michael Fortys Grace Nichols: Niareisha Gonzalez Joy Harho: Luis A. Laboy Gary Soto: Jenaira Martinez Alberto Ríos: Marilyn Sanabria Louise Erdrich: Alexander Soto Marilyn Chin: Vashti Tacoronte Li-Young Lee: Alan… Read more »

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  • Week 16: Interactivity in Poetry

    In Class Readings: Uncle Roger by Judy Malloy Grita by José Aburto Thoughts Go by David Knoebel Any of the PoEMM Cycle by Jason Edward Lewis (iOS device required) Read about and play at least three works in the I ♥ E-Poetry Games resource and write a brief post about them. Post your analysis in… Read more »

  • Week 15: Generative Poetry

    In Class  Readings: N. Katherine Hayles “Print is Flat, Code is Deep: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis,” (UPR login required). Loss Pequeño Glazier, “White-Faced Bromeliads on 20 Hectares“ Leonardo Flores, “A Shifting Electronic Text: Close Reading White-Faced Bromeliads on 20 Hectares” Leonardo Flores, “What is a Twitter Bot?” Read all the critical introductions and bots… Read more »

  • Week 14: Videopoetry

    In Class Theory: Digital Poetry in Princeton Encyclopedia What is E-Poetry? Videopoetry Manifesto Chapter 1 Multimodality (in Google Docs folder)  Works: Roda Lume by E. M. de Melo e Castro bpNichol, “First Screening“ Megan Sapnar and Ingrid Ankerson, “Cruising“ Dirk Vis and K. Michel “Ah“ Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries: “The Struggle Continues” and one other… Read more »

  • Week 13: Secondary Orality

    In class Theoretical framework: secondary orality. Presentations on: Ursula Rucker: Jenaira & Niareisha The Watts Prophets: Marilyn & Luis The Last Poets: Vashti & Michael Bob Dylan: Alan & Alex Saul Williams: Cristina & Celia Def Poetry Jam: Juan, Edcel, Tania Shane Koyczan Watch “To This Day“, and this video. Assignment Theory: Digital Poetry in… Read more »

  • Week 12: Sound Poetry

    In Class Presentation Slideshow: The Music of Poetry Read “Sound Poetry” in Princeton Encyclopedia Theory readings: “Sound Poetry: A Survey,” “Statements on Sound Poetry,” “… Postmodernism and the Music of John Cage”, “A Taxonomy of Sound Poetry” “Manifesto“ Listen to works by John Cage, Paul de Vree, Kristin Oppenheim, Dick Higgins, Christian Bök, and the… Read more »

  • Week 11: Visual and Concrete Poetry

    In Class Looking at Poems Presentation Read theory: “Pilot Plan for Concrete Poetry” and “From Line to Constellation“ Read works by Eugen Gomringer, Haraldo de Campos, Augusto de Campos, Decio Pignatari, Mary Ellen Solt, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Bob Brown. Explore UbuWeb: Historical Assignment: Choose a poet from UbuWeb: Historical that is not listed above, post… Read more »

  • Week 10: Conceptual Poetry, Flarf, and The Oulipo

    Reading Material Preface: “Fountain” by Marcel Duschamps The Oulipo: Read entry on Oulipo in Princeton Encyclopedia Cent mille milliards de poèmes (Wikipedia, online version) N+7 Generator Translation Party Conceptual Poetry: Read Soliloquy by Kenneth Goldsmith “Sentences on Conceptual Writing“ “Two Poems from The Day” Explore the Electronic Poetry Center’s resource on Kenneth Goldsmith. Printing out… Read more »

  • Week 9: New York Poets, Language Poets, and a Martian Poet

    In Class Read entries on New York School and Language Poetry in Princeton Encyclopedia. Poetry (page numbers in Norton Anthology): Frank O’Hara (1072, 361) John Ashbery (384) Charles Bernstein (909) Susan Howe (688) Lyn Hejinian (788) Craig Raine (852) Read “The Art of Immemorability” by Charles Bernstein (in our Google Drive folder). Midterm Exam Here’s… Read more »

  • Week 8: African American Poetry

    In Class Read the African American Poetry,  Harlem Renaissance, and Black Arts entries in the Princeton Encyclopedia. Read “Yet Do I Marvel” “If We Must Die” and “Blues.” Read all poems by: Robert Hayden (listen to this poem) Amiri Baraka (Listen to him read at Penn Sound) Lucille Clifton – (listen to this reading) Gwendolyn… Read more »

  • Week 7: Multicultural Poetry and Identity Politics

    In Class Presentations Derek Walcott: Tania LeFevre Christopher Okigbo: Cristina Arbona Michael Ondaatje: Celia Ayala Lorna Goodison: Edcel Cintrón Ai: Juan Colón Agha Shahid Ali: Michael Fortys Grace Nichols: Niareisha Gonzalez Joy Harho: Luis A. Laboy Gary Soto: Jenaira Martinez Alberto Ríos: Marilyn Sanabria Louise Erdrich: Alexander Soto Marilyn Chin: Vashti Tacoronte Li-Young Lee: Alan… Read more »