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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The effect is surreal in places and acknowledges a debt to the Surrealists and Oulipo especially Georges Perec. The first two projects on this list, both in genetics, might appear to be concerned with some aspect of military technology—spy messages in the first instance, infrastructural subterfuge in chrisian second. Two Poems from the French One from Preverbs, with a note on axial poetics The pewter censer spews the sweetest peppered scent.

The text deletes selected letters. Kant and Kafka, Marx and Marat. For this reason, I preferred the second section of the book, entitled “Oiseau,” because it explored vowels and their sounds in a more textured way that felt more like poetry.

He sets new precedents. Three Poems with a Postface by Jerome Rothenberg The delicious lyricism of “grugru grubs plus fungus slugs mulch up humus pulp.

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 project that translates texts into visual images—imagine a Pollackesque mural that represents the informational strands of Joyce’s Ulysses or The Whole Earth Catalog. At the same time, listening to it and reading it just isn’t that fun or enjoyable.


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Surely they can let one Canadian in? Aug 26, Marshall A Lewis rated it really liked it Shelves: The Beggar and the King Part One I rig this winch with its wiring; I fit this drill with its piping. In the “i” chapter, he is the smug and sarcastic mad scientist while in the “a” chapter, absent the “i” but having access to a welter of nouns, he adopts an omniscient, allusive approach, cleverly dismissing both Kant for his transcendental ego and Marx for his materialist dialectics in the process.

The reader discovers one thing quickly: Two Poems after Theo van Doesburg Images from “Tricky Cad” with an anecdote, in memory Outsider Poems, a Mini-Anthology in Progress 8: All chapters must describe a culinary banquet, a prurient debauch, a pastoral tableau and a nautica A Limit of the Self-Reflexivity of Constrained Writing This book still reads very well, and is full interesting inventions.

From Chapter I

I dismiss nit-picking criticism which flirts with philistinism. Poems for the Millennium: Airplane Poems I could be carried along, riding on his waves, cjristian against a tide of consonants, or floating toward another shore.


I think about Bok all the time. There are other rules given to each of the chapters. Eunoia is a univocal lipogram, in which each chapter restricts itself to the use of a single vowel.

So in a few places the book loses its exciting internal energy, because in those places after all, it is just a list of words. Euonia Store Membership Print Podcast. More christiaj the average paperback, this book’s design echoes the text’s intentions.

The main section of the book consists of five chapters: Ezra Pound, the fascist temptation, and those who came after some comments reprinted The Infestation of Bodies by Tongues: A Few Thoughts on Fragments From A Book of Concealments: All chapters must describe a culinary banquet, a prurient debauch, a pastoral tableau and a nautical voyage.

William Blake on his deathbed Just a moment funoia we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Take a sculptor and tie his hands behind his back.

Make a tax-deductible donation today. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use chrristian Privacy Policy. From The Jacket Interview: What is the effect of hearing the same vowel sound repeated over and over?