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  1. Essential And Highly Recommended Books for Seminars (Term 1) 24 items
    You should make sure that you are familiar with the range of poets / artists listed under the seminar headings by researching their work on the EPC, UBUWeb and in the library. Anthologies are a good way to become familiar with a range of writers:
    1. Essential Anthologies: 4 items
      1. Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing - Craig Douglas Dworkin, Kenneth Goldsmith 2011

        Book Essential

    2. Highly Recommended: 20 items
      1. The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book - Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein 1984

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      2. Content's Dream: Essays, 1975-1984 - Charles Bernstein 1986

        Book Recommended

      3. A Poetics - Charles Bernstein 1992

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      4. The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice - Rachel Blau Du Plessis 2006

        Book Recommended

      5. Worlds of New Measure: Anthology of Five Contemporary British Poets - Clive Bush, Thomas A. Clarke, Allen Fisher, Bill Griffiths 1997

        Book Recommended

      6. Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet - Robert Hampson, Will Montgomery 2010

        Book Recommended

      7. North of intention: critical writings 1973-1986 - Steve McCaffery c2000

        Book Recommended

      8. Networked Art - Craig J. Saper 2001

        Book Recommended

      9. Networked Art - Craig J. Saper 1997

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      10. Concrete Poetry: A World View - Mary Ellen Solt, Willis Barnstone 1968

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      11. The lyric touch: essays on the poetry of excess - John Lawton Wilkinson 2007

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  2. Essential And Highly Recommended Books for Seminars (Term 2) 13 items
    1. Essential: 6 items
      1. Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word - Charles Bernstein 1998

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      2. Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word - Charles Bernstein 1998 (electronic book)

        Book Essential

      3. The Century of Artists' Books - Johanna Drucker, Granary Books (Firm), Press Collection (Library of Congress) 1995

        Book Essential

      4. The Practice of Everyday Life - Michel de Certeau 1988

        Book Essential

    2. Highly Recommended: 7 items
      1. The Language of Inquiry - Lyn Hejinian 2000

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      2. The Language of Inquiry - Lyn Hejinian 2000

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      3. 21st-Century Modernism: The "New" Poetics - Marjorie Perloff 2002

        Book Recommended

      4. Telling It Slant: Avant-Garde Poetics of the 1990s - Mark Wallace, Steven Marks 2002

        Book Recommended

  3. Further Reading: 52 items
    1. Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Visual Primer - Yves Abrioux, Stephen Bann 1994

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    2. On Lyric Poetry and Society - Theodor Adorno

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    3. Paradise & Method: Poetics & Praxis - Bruce Andrews 1996

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    4. S/Z - Roland Barthes 1990

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    5. Illuminations - Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, Harry Zorn 1999

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    6. The Dream of the Audience: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-1982) - Constance Lewallen, Lawrence Rinder, T. Minh-Ha Trinh 2001

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    7. Writing Self, Writing Nation: A Collection of Essays on Dictée - Hyun Yi Kang, Norma Alarcón, Elaine H. Kim 1994

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    8. History of The/my Word: Fragments of a Testimonial to History, Some Lived and Realized Moments Open to Claims of Memory - Johanna Drucker, Granary Books (Firm), Press Collection (Library of Congress) 1995

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    9. The Word Made Flesh - Johanna Drucker 1996

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    10. A Bibliography Of The King's Book Or, Eikon Basilike - Susan Howe 1989 (Hardcover)

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    11. Articulation of Sound Forms in Time - Susan Howe, Awede Press 1987

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    12. My Emily Dickinson - Susan Howe 1985

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    13. The Nonconformist's Memorial: Poems - Susan Howe 1993

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    14. Pierce-Arrow - Susan Howe 1999

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    15. Pythagorean Silence - Susan Howe 1982

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    16. Secret History of the Dividing Line - Susan Howe 1978

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    17. Surrealism and the Book - Renee Riese Hubert 1988

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    18. Feminist Measures: Soundings in Poetry and Theory - Lynn Keller, Cristanne Miller 1994

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    19. Postmodern Genres - Marjorie Perloff 1995

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    20. Raymond Pettibon: A Reader - Raymond Pettibon, Ann Temkin, Hamza Walker, Philadelphia Museum of Art 1998

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    21. Artist/Author: Contemporary Artists' Books - Cornelia Lauf, Clive Phillpot, Weatherspoon Art Gallery 1998

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    22. Afterrimages - Joan Retallack 1995

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    23. Errata 5uite - Joan Retallack 1993

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    24. How to Do Things With Words - Joan Retallack 1998

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    25. Musicage: Cage Muses on Words, Art, Music - John Cage, Joan Retallack 1996

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    26. Crowd and Not Evening or Light: A Poem - Leslie Scalapino 1992

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    27. Defoe - Leslie Scalapino 1994

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    28. Goya's L.A. - Leslie Scalapino 1994

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    29. Green and Black: Selected Writings - Leslie Scalapino 1996

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    30. Fluxus: The History of an Attitude - Owen F Smith 1998

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    31. The Politics of Translation - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

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    32. You, the City - Fiona Templeton 1990

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    33. Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979 - Paul Schimmel, Kristine Stiles, Museum of Contemporary Art 1998

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    34. An Anecdoted Topography of Chance - Daniel Spoerri, Robert Filliou, Dieter Roth, Emmett Williams 1995

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    35. The Politics and Poetics of Transgression - Peter Stallybrass, Allon White 1986

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    36. Experimental, Visual, Concrete: Avant-Garde Poetry Since the 1960s - K. David Jackson, Eric Vos, Johanna Drucker 1996

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  4. Week 1: Induction Week 14 items
    1. Before the first seminar try to familiarize yourself with some of the writers and the range of work included in some of the following anthologies:

       

    2. I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women - Caroline Bergvall, Laynie Brown, Teresa Carmody, Vanessa Place 2012

      Book Recommended

    3. Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing - Craig Douglas Dworkin, Kenneth Goldsmith 2011

      Book Recommended

    4. The Reality Street book of sonnets - Jeff Hilson 2008

      Book Recommended

    5. Out of Everywhere: Linguistically Innovative Poetry - Maggie O'Sullivan 1996

      Book Recommended

    6. American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry - Cole Swensen, David St. John 2009

      Book Recommended

    7. Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology - Barrie Tullett 2014

      Book Recommended

    8.  

      For the first seminar please research one or two poets included in any of the anthologies above and prepare to discuss / present a particular poem (or two) by these poets in relation to your own interests and ambitions as a writer (5 – 8 mins).

  5. Week 2 1 item
    Introduction to Project 1 and Ditchling Collaboration
    1. No set reading

  6. Week 3 12 items
    1. Reading: 3 items
      1. The Codex And Its Variations - Johanna Drucker

        Chapter Recommended

    2. Further Reading: 5 items
      1. Artist/Author: Contemporary Artists' Books - Cornelia Lauf, Clive Phillpot, Weatherspoon Art Gallery 1998

        Book Further

      2. The Book As Physical Object - Ken A. Smith

        Chapter Further

    3. Further Websites 2 items
    4. Practical Guides: 2 items
      1. Expressive Handmade Books - Alisa J. Golden 2005

        Book Recommended

      2. Creating Artists' Books - Sarah Bodman 2005

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  7. Week 4 1 item
    1. Field Trip - No set reading

  8. Week 5 3 items
    1. Reading: 3 items
      1. If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho - Anne Carson, Sappho 2002

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      2. Zong! - Marlene Nourbese Philip 2011

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      3. Debths - Susan Howe 2017, ♭2017

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  9. Week 6 1 item
    Page and Book Space and Time
    1. Reading: 1 item
      1. Time in the Codex - Lisa Robertson

        Chapter Recommended

  10. Week 7 1 item
    1. Reading Week

  11. Week 8 1 item
    Introduction to Project 2
    1. [No assigned reading.]

  12. Week 9 1 item
    1. Ditchling Field Trip

  13. Week 10 1 item
    1. Reading: 1 item
      1. The Maximus Poems - Charles Olson, George F. Butterick 1983

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  14. Week 11 5 items
    1. Reading: 3 items
      1. Place - Allen Fisher 2005

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      2. That Winter the Wolf Came - Juliana Spahr 2015

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    2. Further reading: 2 items
      1. Walking in the City - Michel de Certeau

        Chapter Further

      2. The Situationist City - Simon Sadler 1998

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  15. Week 1 (Term 2) - Introduction to Project 3 11 items
    In the first week of term we will look at poems by Denise Riley, Alice Notley and Tom Raworth and consider the different ways that each represents the subject:
    1. A Part Song - Denise Riley

      Chapter Essential

    2. Errory - Tom Raworth

      Chapter Essential

    3. I The People - Alice Notley

      Chapter Essential

    4. Going for Broke: Tom Raworth and Lyric - Laura Kilbride 2009

      Article Essential You will find the following article useful to consider

    5. Further Reading: 4 items
      1. Impersonal Passion: Language as Affect - Denise Riley 2005

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      2. Impersonal Passion: Language as Affect - Denise Riley 2005 (electronic book)

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      3. Collected Poems - Tom Raworth 2003

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  16. Week 2 (Term 2) 3 items
  17. Week 3 (Term 2) 5 items
    1. Further Reading / Listening: 1 item
  18. Week 4 (Term 2) 3 items
  19. Week 5 (Term 2) 1 item
    Methodology and Practice
    1. [No assigned reading.]

  20. Week 6 (Term 2) 1 item
    1. READING WEEK

  21. Week 7 (Term 2) 1 item
    Writing in an Expanded Field / Chance and Procedural Poetry
    1. John Cage / Joan Retallack

  22. Week 8 (Term 2) 1 item
    Visual and Concrete Poetics
    1. Bob Cobbing, Steve MacCaffery, Susan Howe

  23. Week 9 (Term 2) 1 item
    Writing in the Visual Arts / Installed texts / Conceptual writing
    1. Art & Language, Susan Hiller, Mary Kelly, Juliana Spahr, Kenny Goldsmith

  24. Week 10 (Term 2) 1 item
    Performance and Poets’ Theatre / Sound
    1. Caroline Bergvall / Carla Harryman / Leslie Scalapino / Rodrigo Toscano

  25. Week 11 (Term 2) 1 item
    Presentations of Student’s work – Project 4
    1. [No assigned reading.]

  26. Anthologies: Recent Directions and Trends in Poetics... 16 items
    Consider the following: how do the anthologies that you have chosen reflect different concerns / debates in contemporary poetics? What affinities do you find with the contextual framework and / or specific practitioners in relation to your own writing?
    1. Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology - Barrie Tullett 2014

      Book Further

    2. Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing - Craig Douglas Dworkin, Kenneth Goldsmith 2011

      Book Further

    3. American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry - Cole Swensen, David St. John 2009

      Book Further

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