Paradise and Method

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Publication Date
August 1996
Page Count
275 pages
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Paradise and Method

Poetry and Praxis
Bruce Andrews

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.

About the Author

Bruce Andrews has published widely in the field of poetics and as a poet; his publication credits include I Don't Have Any Paper So Shut Up (Or, Social Romanticism) (1992) and The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E  BOOK (1982). He is currently an associate professor of political science at Fordham University.