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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Cyprian Norwid, poem with commentary Editing A Book of the Book: Shaking the Pumpkin 6: It joyously sings language because Bok knows how to use it. Eunoia is the shortest word in the English language that contains all five vowels.

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Than the fact that hecan re-tell the Iliad with only the letter ‘E’ is mind blowing. I can still recommend it – it is something that people who read and enjoy poetry should chtistian.

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But only the first two projects are being pursued by “artists”; the last three are the work of “scientists. I was impressed by all of the techniques he used and how he put together all the words under strict rules to create something that had meaning.


I mean, they let Harry Mathews in, eunoua chrissake! I’m not sure if “Eunoia” is a lipogram or an anti-lipogram.

One of the pleasures of this poem is how it approaches the aforementioned themes from the angle of each letter, such that in “Chapter A” we see the art of writing—absent the “i”—linked to a series of esteemed predecessors:.

Jul 16, Andrew added it Shelves: American Sign Language as a Medium for Poetry Within that second possibility, as in Eunoia, there’s a fundamental difference between texts whose rules are thematically justified as in Perec’s “La Disparition,” where the missing “e’s” are emblems of what Warren Motte calls “catastrophe, loss, and mourning” and hose where the rules are simply stated as in “Eunoia”. A Brief Note to My Correspondents A Transmigralation Stand in awe of his linguistic genius.

Every tried possibility, imposed by the writer on himself, re-routes the process into the unfamiliar. I’ve never seen a lucid narrative so densely packed with sound and rhythm. Seeing the text considerately formatted enhanced my reading experience, at least. Bok tries to wow with the process rather than the product; he writes for his satisfaction, not yours.


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Review: Eunoia

Take a sculptor and tie his hands behind his back. Art of the Anthology: Or put his name on a shortlist or something? The five texts printed above represent only the opening paragraph of each lettered chapter of Eunoia. The Poetry of Osip Mandelstam: Ubu usurps much usufruct.

Milton Resnick, Poet– In Memory E, A, I and O are interesting narratives. The French Connection Saying that the exact constraints are immaterial, or that their content is not relevant, is disingenuous to the project of producing an expressive literature, even if it is only “potential” as in Oulipo’s definition or otherwise experimental.