Paradise & method: poetics & praxis

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Northwestern University Press, Aug 12, 1996 - Fiction - 275 pages
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"Paradise & Method: Poetics and Praxis collects nearly two decades of work on poetics by one of the pioneers of the ""language poetry"" movement. Addressing poetics from a poet's perspective, Andrews focuses on the ways in which meaning is produced and challenged. His essays aim ""to map out opportunities for making sense (or making noise)--both in reading and writing contemporary literature. At the center has been a desire to explore language, as up close as possible, as a material and social medium for restagings of meaning and power."" Andrews analyzes poetics and the production of meaning; alternative traditions and canons; and innovative contemporary poetry, particularly its break with many of the premises and constraints of even the most forward-looking modernisms. "

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Writing Social Work Political Practice
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Poetics Praxis
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Poetry as Explanation Poetry as Praxis
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Bruce Andrews' essays are collected in "Paradise & Method: Poetics "& "Praxis. "Recent books of poetry and performance scores in collaboration with choreographer Sally Silvers include "Ex Why Zee, Tizzy Boost, I Don't Have Any Paper So Shut Up, "and "Give Em Enough Rope," Andrews teaches political science at Fordham University in New York City.

Charles Bernstein is the author of twenty collections of poetry, including "Republics of Reality: Poems 1975-1995, Dark City, "and "Rough Trades, "and two collections of essays, "Content's Dream: Essays 1975-1984 "and "A Poetics. "He is David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he teaches in the Poetics Program.