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.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

6-pointed poetics of re-use

a poetics of re-use that insists on only pinballing between awareness, perception, and form would have to be finally incomplete or worse.


A custodianship of the world, total dependency on others, and a failure to complete the work are three of the characteristics of the relation of poesis to the world.




  • At 6:20 PM, Blogger Ryan W. said…

    I've been looking at some Marianne Moore essays... a lot of them are, like, 80 percent quotations. That makes me think of service. She's providing a service by gathering together good quotations and linking them together with some terse commentary. So re-use, I guess, is a service. A good re-user makes it so that you get a lot of good stuff pulled from different places that you don't have time to visit yourself. Re-use is a tour.


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