Monday, September 12, 2011

uncreative writing

"In the event, [the UbuWeb conceptual poetry] collection happened to gather a particular kind of writing to make a secondary argument: some of the presumed hallmarks of poetry—the use of metaphor and imagery, a soigné edited craft, the sincere emotional expression of especially sensitive individuals—might be radically reconsidered, and poetry might be reclaimed as a venue for intellect rather than sentiment. Understanding writing to be more graphic than semantic, more a physically material event than a disembodied or transient medium for referential communication, the online anthology showcased works fundamentally opposed to ideologies of expression."
-Crag Dworkin, The Fate of the Echo, Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing, 2011. [via the essays, seen here]

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