By Mandy Bloomfield

Archaeopoetics explores “archaeological poetry,” ground-breaking and experimental writing via leading edge poets whose paintings opens up huge new avenues wherein modern readers could method the previous, illuminating the dense net of interconnections usually misplaced in conventional historiography.


Critic Mandy Bloomfield lines the emergence of an important historicist orientation in contemporary poetry, exemplified via the paintings of 5 writers: American poet Susan Howe, Korean-American artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, British poet Maggie O’Sullivan, and diasporic African Caribbean writers Kamau Brathwaite and M. NourbeSe Philip. Bloomfield units the paintings of those 5 authors inside a energetic culture, together with past paintings by means of Ezra Pound and Walter Benjamin, after which exhibits how those 5 poets create poems that engender new encounters with pivotal episodes in background, similar to the English regicide or Korea’s traumatized 20th century.


Exploring our shared yet imperfectly understood historical past in addition to omissions and blind spots in historiography, Bloomfield outlines the strain among the irretrievability of effaced old facts and the wish that poetry might reconstitute such unrecoverable histories. She posits that this rigidity is fertile, engendering a kind of aesthetically enacted epistemological enquiry.


Fascinating and seminal, Archaeopoetics can pay certain consciousness to the sensuous materiality of texts and such a lot specially to the visible manifestations of poetry. The poems in Archaeopoetics hire the visible imagery of the be aware itself or include imagery into the poetry to suggest persuasive choices to narrative or discursive frameworks of old knowledge.

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