Perloff, Marjorie 1986

Friday, March 21, 1986

Watch Marjorie Perloff give a talk from Unoriginal Genius at the University of Richmond:

Writers Series: Marjorie Perloff, American poetry critic

Marjorie Perloff is the author of 13 books and a few hundred essays and reviews on twentieth century poetry and poetics and visual arts. Her books include Radical Artifice: Writing in the Age of Media, The Poetics of Indeterminacy: Rimbaud to Cage, Frank OHara: Poet Among Painters, Twenty-First Century Modernism, and Wittgenstein’s Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary.

Read the article by Marjorie Perloff, “Towards a conceptual lyric:”

Towards a conceptual lyric | Jacket2

And so on. The uplift theme continues for a few more minutes, honoring poetry as expression, connection, communication – and escape from the drudgery of daily life. Finding your authentic voice, tapping into your unique and truest feelings: this is the poet’s task.

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