The Poetics of Re-use

A discussion space and materials base for the reading/talk, "The Poetics of Re-use," with Brian Howe and Buck Downs, as part of the In Your Ear reading series, curated by Adam Good and Cathy Eisenhower.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Poetics of Re-use - Introduction

Welcome to the Poetics of Re-use blog.

This is an exploratory discussion space for the "Poetics of Re-use" reading/talk that will occur on Sunday, December 17th as part of the In Your Ear reading series, sponsored by DC Poetry.

The readers/participants will be Brian Howe and Buck Downs, and the facilitators will be Adam Good and Cathy Eisenhower.

The purpose of this blog is to initiate a discussion about what a "poetics of re-use" might mean, both in our own work and in the world, to ask questions and pose possible answers, to discuss texts and processes that might be included in a history of re-use, to explore re-use in all its contemporary manifestations, from poetry and art to business and web development.

We hope, by drawing such parallels, to understand re-use as not just an artistic strategy, but as one of the defining concepts of our current paradigm.

The blog itself will employ and encourage re-use. Participants will contribute statements, questions, sources, and materials that other participants are free to use, re-combine, question, riff on or off, or form into new statements, questions, sources or materials.

We hope, in these ways, to act through the methods of the field we are exploring...


  • At 8:50 AM, Blogger buckd_dc said…

    embodying the principles
    instead of articulating them

    Maureen Owen
    Paul Blackburn

    and of course Ted Berrigan
    always ups the ante,
    arithmetically speaking,
    in reusing the reuses


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