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  • Poetic Effectsby Adrian Pilkington

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 158.00

    Poetic Effects: A Relevance Theory Perspective offers a pragmatic account of the effects achieved by the poetic use of rhetorical tropes and schemes. It contributes to the pragmatics of poetic style by developing work on stylistic effects in relevance theory. It also contributes to literary studies by proposing a new theoretical account of literariness... more...

  • Close Listeningby Charles Bernstein

    Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 38.99

    Close Listening brings together seventeen strikingly original essays, especially written for this volume, on the poetry reading, the sound of poetry, and the visual performance of poetry. While the performance of poetry is as old as poetry itself, critical attention to modern and postmodern poetry performance has been surprisingly slight. This volume,... more...

  • Industrial Poeticsby Joe Amato

    University of Iowa Press 2006; US$ 35.00

    Through a dizzying array of references to subjects ranging from engineering to poetry, on-the-job experiences in academia and industry, conflicts between working-class and intellectual labor, the privatization of universities, and the contradictions of the modern environment, Joe Amato?s Industrial Poetics mounts a boisterous call for poetry communities... more...

  • The Boy Who Slept Under the Starsby Roseann Lloyd

    Holy Cow! Press 2012; US$ 8.99

    The poet's brother disappears mysteriously in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. These deeply felt poems explore loss, grief, acceptance. more...

  • Uncreative Writingby Kenneth Goldsmith

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    Can techniques traditionally thought to be outside the scope of literature, including word processing, databasing, identity ciphering, and intensive programming, inspire the reinvention of writing? The Internet and the digital environment present writers with new challenges and opportunities to reconceive creativity, authorship, and their relationship... more...

  • Poeticsby Aristotle; Joe Sachs

    Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co. 2012; US$ 6.95

    A complete translation of Aristotle?s classic work, supplemented with well-chosen notes and glossary of important terms. more...

  • Klartext zum Wasserglasby Erwin Messmer

    edition 8 2012; US$ 15.99

    Erwin Messmers neue Gedichte überraschen immer wieder. Nicht nur Leserinnen und Leser. Auch seine Wörter werden von ihm laufend überrascht, indem er sie quasi auf dem Fuss ertappt in ihrer Mehrdeutigkeit, in ihren semantischen Möglichkeiten: Er fegt sie blank vom Staub des Alltagsgeplappers, nimmt sie beim Wort, stellt sie in ungeahnte Zusammenhänge... more...

  • The Figure of the Singerby Daniel Karlin

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 64.99

    Why did poets continue to call themselves singers, and their poems songs, long after the formal link between poetry and music had been severed? Daniel Karlin explores the origin and meaning of the 'figure of the singer', tracing its roots in classical mythology and in the Bible, and following its rise from the 'adventurous song' of... more...

  • A Guide to Poetics Journalby Lyn Hejinian; Barrett Watten

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    An anthology of key texts in the development of contemporary poetics more...

  • The Transformation of Plato's Republicby Kenneth Dorter

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 44.99

    Author Ken Dorter, in a passage-by-passage analysis traces Plato's depiction of how the most basic forms of human functioning and social justice contain the seed of their evolution into increasingly complex structures, as well as the seed of their degeneration. Dorter also traces Plato's tendency to begin an investigation with models based on rigid... more...