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

Too many poets act like a middle-aged mother trying to get her kids to eat too much cooked meat, and potatoes with drippings (tears). I don’t give a damn whether they eat or not. Forced feeding leads to excessive thinness (effete). Nobody should experience anything they don’t need to, if they don’t need poetry bully for them.

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