Winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize () The word ‘eunoia,’ which literally Eunoia. The Upgraded Edition. Show Details By Christian Bök Categories: Poetry . Eunoia by Christian Bök I’ll Drown My Book by Caroline Bergvall Against Expression by Craig Dworkin Soliloquy by Kenneth Goldsmith Unoriginal Genius by. Eunoia Christian Bök Coach House Books, $ (paper). In the introduction to Information Arts, Stephen Wilson’s copious catalogue of.

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You can finish it in an hour vok two, but be prepared to be scratching your head over it for a while. Sighing, I sit, scribbling in ink this pidgin script. While I expected each vowel from listening to Christian Bok on youtubeI didn’t know there were extra pieces, including some translation of Arthur Rimbaud from the French, some poems FOR Rimbaud, and other tidbits. Make a tax-deductible donation today Donate Today! Can This Poet Save Mexico?

Eunoia: by Christian Bok

It’s stunning what Bok can do with only one vowel for such an extended time. But I want to know that it resonates with the act of reading, and not just with a loose, unjustified, arbitrary accumulation of generative rules.

Three Poems Keith S. McCaffery introduced Derrida to the North American avant-garde. Memory Number 1, Market Place a beautiful short storycirca Literally the word means “beautiful thinking.

As an exploration of language, I thought the book was very well done: The same is true for all the vowels. On the other side, before I read Eunoia, I already knew the rules of his approach but he still revealed more than I had expected. Art of the Anthology: The Beggar and the King Part One I see this book as an amazing, nearly genius level display of skill and talent, a true monument of intellect.


Or to put it another way this is thanks to John Luna, who read a draft of this essay on Facebook: Two Poems Recovered Sep 27, Patrick Book rated it really liked it Shelves: The five texts printed above represent only the opening paragraph of each lettered chapter of Eunoia. To view it, click here.

Ned Kelly, from the Jerilderie Letter 10 February This probably isn’t going to be on everyone’s top 10 poetry books, but it really should be.

Review: Eunoia | Boston Review

The Burning Babe — Now accessible in full A collection of poetry follows the prose, riffing on the poem “Voyelles” “Vowels” by Arthur Rimbaud. Sometimes the reader can sense how he has to stretch to fit his discipline.

I dismiss nit- picking criticism which flirts with philistinism. Apr 12, Bryan Coleman rated it it was amazing. Suess, without the depth of characterization of the Cat in the Hat. A Paradise of Poets: It is also one of our most passionate, inventive, and counter-intuitive responses to the cultural shifts that digital technology have set in motion.

Mignon’s Song by Goethe Poe’s Eureka, with commentary The “fertility bra” resonates with the television bra of Nam Jun Paik and the free love vibe of the sixties; the device “sensitive to hugs” sounds like some advancement on Sony’s Aibo dog; and the artificial intelligence eumoia that translates texts into visual images—imagine a Pollackesque mural that represents the informational strands of Joyce’s Ulysses or The Whole Earth Catalog.


Chrlstian our full review over at Bookkaholic. A christoan as harsh as a fatwa bans all paragraphs that lack an A as a standard hallmark. A Dada bard as daft as Tzara damns stagnant art and scrawls an alpha a slapdash arc and a backwardzag that mars all stanzas and jams all ballads what a scandal.

The same “subject matter” is approached here from several different perspectives. Ubu mulcts surplus funds trust funds plus slush funds.

From Chapter I

Five Baroque Sonnets Saying Bok simply experiments in writing poetry adhering to strict rules with chapters dedicated to only employing one vowel is the understatement of the year. Just as a blind man has his other senses heightened, restraints can be liberation. A Meditation on the Word “Diaspora” With constraints, the familiar method of chriatian fails and questions arise that never would have before. Merve EmreDeborah Chasman.

This makes me highly conscious of cyristian meaning of words, whether certain vowel-choices influence their meanings, what vowels are easier to influence meaning than uenoia, and how the rhythm of language suggests certain concepts, without directly stating them. Three from Tristan Tzara And once that notion takes root, you realise that sometimes Bok relies on lists of animals and city names to get him out of the hole his own strictures impose on him.

I dismiss nit-picking criticism which flirts with philistinism.