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Postlude: I Love speech

Edited by Genneth Goldsmith

in The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780226657424
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226657448 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226657448.003.0022
Postlude: I Love speech

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The postlude is written by an American poet, in English. The postlude is about a love of language. It is about how to proceed after the deconstruction and pulverization of language that is the twentieth century's legacy. Do we need to take a new approach or carry on as we have been doing? A strategy of opposites is needed: unboring the boring, uncreative writing and valueless speech. The postlude expresses this task as simply to “mind the machines.”

Keywords: poet; English; language; speech; writing; poem; poets

Chapter.  1683 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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