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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Bok devotes a chapter to each vowel, where every single word contains at least one of the vowel -so that in the chapter on ‘A’, every word contains at least one A.

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One from Preverbs, with a note on axial poetics You have been conditioned by meaning in all its expected forms. Nov 01, Travis Chrsitian rated it really liked it Shelves: Kant and Kafka, Marx and Marat.

All sentences must accent internal rhyme through the use of syntactical parallelism. You can finish it in an hour or two, but be prepared to chirstian scratching your head over it for a while.


These poems have their own subsidiary rules, and the sheer mastery of language left me gobsmacked on a plane above the Midwest. That Dada Strain, continued: With limitless arrangements, everybody falls in similar, predictable patterns of thought. I had difficulty reading it, dizzied christiwn only seeing one vowel at a time, confused by how I should pronounce certain words, and getting lost in cheistian long blocks of text.

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The last quarter of the collection includes poems that acknowledge other constraints. Make a tax-deductible donation today. Excerpts from Eunoia From The Jacket Interview: Directly inspired by the exploits of Oulipo–the avant-garde coterie renowned for its literary experimentation with extreme formalistic constraints–the text makes a Sisyphean spectacle of its labor, willfully crippling its language in order to show that, even under such improbable conditions of duress, language can still express uncanny thought.


A black mass, alas, has a bad rap that an Afghan can’t. I could read his writing without searching for a meaning, without trying to make sense of the words I do not know, without trying to put together bo grand theme.

Eunoia by Christian Bök

His self-censorship showed that the vitality of language could win through any chrlstian and traps, any snags and pricks. The place of poetry, the place of religion, the place of rhyme All chapters must allude to the art of writing. This means you will always be able to read us without roadblocks or barriers to entry. The look on the page, along with the sound of all those growly gutterals, is a little ugly.

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