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EN3311 Poetic Practice

Summer Reading List 2016-17

Read as widely as you can in the following anthologies and explore the work of the poets that interest you in the library or as represented online:

  • Paul Hoover (ed.), Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1994).
  • Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith. Eds. Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing. Northwestern University Press, 2011.
  • Carrie Etter (ed.), Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets (London: Shearsman, 2010).
  • Maggie O'Sullivan (ed.), Out of Everywhere (Reality Street, 1997).
  • Keith Tuma (ed.). Anthology of Twentieth-Century British & Irish Poetry (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).

Find examples of poems and poets that interest you in any of the anthologies listed here and come prepared to discuss two or three examples in your first seminar.

Read: ‘What is Experimental Poetry and Why do We Need it?” by Joan Retallack http://jacketmagazine.com/32/p-retallack.shtml

Follow up some of the writers that she mentions and consider how useful you find her ideas and her approach to writing.

Over the summer you might also like to try some of these writing experiments towards your own practice http://www.languageisavirus.com/articles/articles.php?subaction=showcomments&id=1099111175#.VVn9dKbBdmo

Please come to the first seminar with some notes and ideas on the work that you have read over the summer.





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