‘Poetry is the investigation of complex contemporary realities through the means (meanings) of form.’
And here is the hub-post to the research that went into the book:
A 200 word version of the above post:
Here's a later post on Derek Attridge's The Work of Literature (2015) and its relevance to the theory of this project (ie, the content of the posts above).
Here's my first footnote to this chapter (and the last to the book).
Here's a footnote harking back to some 1981 meditations on 'formalist-humanism'.
Here's a mini-lecture and handout on 'form' that I use with literature and creative writing students.
See review of On Form by Angela Leighton, Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, Vol 3: No 1, March 2011: 63-66.
There is a post on the shift from the temporal to the spatial here. (This includes thoughts on Kamau Brathwaite included, about whose work I was considering writing about in this project.)
Chapter 3. Rosmarie Waldrop: Form, what one can work on
An aside on Themerson's philosophy of 'aims of means' appears here.
Further thoughts, after both of the Petrarch projects had been published in full: Here.
Chapter 7. Geraldine Monk’s poetics and performance: Catching Form in the Act
Here's a one sentence quotation from Robert Kaufman on the cognitive aspects of lyric that arose of the discussion of Moure!
Chapter 9. The Making of the Book: Bill Griffiths and Allen Fisher
Here's a footnote on interruption, disjunction, rupture, and possible distinctions between them.
Here's the final footnote to this chapter and to the book (as well as the first footnote to the Introduction.)
Blurbs for the book: read them here: http://www.robertsheppard.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/robert-sheppard-meaning-of-form-its.html
And here is the final ordering of the chapters, which differs from the above.
Some of the thoughts that emerged from writing the book were channeled into Pulse: All a Rhythm. See part of that here.
There is additionally a History of Poetics (in four parts) which was an abandoned part of an earlier project:
Part One: Poetics and Proto-Poetics
Part Four: Some British Poetics
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