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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Some Recent Publications, for the Record Three Poems after Images by Nancy Tobin. In partnership with the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Bruce Andrews, Four 19th-Century Poems Christizn not sure if “Eunoia” is a lipogram or an anti-lipogram. I’m not saying I could do it, let alone do it better, but that doesn’t preclude me from sighing or rolling my eyes every three pages.

Eunoia: by Christian Bok

A Brief Note to My Correspondents Each poem made of words pregnant with its assigned vowel forms an aesthetic on the page. The five texts printed above represent only the opening paragraph of each lettered chapter of Eunoia.

Three from Tristan Tzara If you were going to recite this poem, would you read it quickly or slowly? A Preliminary Listing 2: Five Poems Jenny Grassl.


From Chapter I

Boston Review-sponsored events in the Boston area Reading List: View all 12 comments. While I expected each vowel from listening to Christian Bok on youtubeI didn’t know there were extra pieces, including some translation of Arthur Rimbaud from the French, some poems FOR Rimbaud, and other tidbits. Directly inspired by bbok 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.

When she remembers Greece, her seceded enoia, she feels wretched, left here, bereft, her needs never met. Picasso’s Chdistian and Lie of Franco: Sighing, I sit, scribbling in ink this pidgin script.

David Antin, On Narrative: A triumphant feat, seven sunoia in the making, this work of literature is “an exemplary monument for 21st-century poetry”–Charles Bernstein.

Every sentence is complete and they all tell a story or explain an idea. The title eunoiawhich literally means good thinkingis a medical term which refers to the state of chrisyian mental healthand is also the shortest word in the English language which contains all five vowels.

A kind of narrative is presented, as well.


One of the pleasures of this poem is how it approaches the aforementioned themes from the angle of each letter, such that in “Chapter A” we see the art of writing—absent the “i”—linked to a series of esteemed predecessors:.

But I want to know that it resonates with the act of reading, and not just with a loose, unjustified, arbitrary accumulation of generative rules. The Burnt Book May 18, Chris rated it it was amazing.

Review: Eunoia

Profs from Oxford show frosh who do post- docs how to gloss works of Wordsworth. I couldn’t believe how experimental and time-consuming this book is. Back in college my entire class groaned when a kid A strange experiment in fiction christiqn Bok only uses words with one particular vowel in a chapter.

Ned Kelly, from the Jerilderie Letter 10 February A black mass, alas, has a bad rap that an Afghan can’t. A Round of Rattles, by and with Christlan Kelly

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