My paper looks at four different kinds of ‘craft’, in the context of white settlement and Australian poetry, with examples of issues and poems for each. The writing issues I attend to are: noun use and abuse; narration; the end of a poem; positive and negative space.
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This response wagers that Butler’s poetics might be read productively in the light of two interventions in Australian poetics: Rex Ingamels’s ‘Conditional Culture’ (1938) and A.D. Hope’s ‘The Discursive Mode’ (1956/7).
I want to propose that in the colonial situation the colonising poet associates herself or himself with ars and the colonised poet with ingenium.
In the aftermath of his confrontation with Mike Kirkwood at Poetry ’74, a conference hosted by the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies at UCT, Guy Butler seems to have diminished in stature from year to year.
This talk gives an overview of the Oulipo’s activities from its foundation in 1960 up to 2014.
In this seminar Jaap Blonk talks about his work, placing it in the context of its roots: sound poetry, improvisation and new music.
Jan reads poems from his previously published collections in German and in English, and talks about his poetry.