Literary Nonfiction. Criticism & Theory. Poetics. Dworkin has edited a collection of amazing new essays on poetics, summarizing the variety of poetries that have arisen in innovative writing during the past 10 years. Filling the gap that has arisen in publishing writing on new poetry, there are essays on computer programs as poems by Brian Kim Stefans, flarf poetics by Gary Sullivan and Michael Gottlieb, uncreative poetry by Kenneth Goldsmith, and environmental poetry by James Sherry. There are essays on playwright Fiona Templeton and a groundbreaking piece by Sianne Ngai centered on Gertrude Stein. There is also an important group of general essays on the poetry marketplace by Steve Evans, Charles Bernstein, and Marjorie Perloff. If you buy one book this year, or next year, or the year after, buy this one.
Craig Dworkin is the author of Reading the Illegible (Northwestern UP), Signature-Effects (Ghos-Ti), Dure (Cuneiform), Strand (Roof), and Parse (Atelos), and the editor of Architectures of Poetry (Rodopi) and Language to Cover a Page: The Early Writing of Vito Acconci (MIT). He teaches at the University of Utah and curates two on-line archives: Eclipse and The UbuWeb Anthology of Conceptual Writing.Author City: USA