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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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His self-censorship showed that the vitality of language could win through any snares and traps, any snags and pricks.

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View all 12 comments. I understand that those rules are a stratgy to avoid convention and force invention. The reader knows Bok is restricting himself to cnristian of only a single vowel and at the same time writing lines which must use the entire width of the page.

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Review: Eunoia

I bitch; I kibitz—griping while criticizing dimwits, sniping while indicting nitwits, dismissing simplistic thinking, in which philippic wit is still illicit. This book is nuts, an amazing feat of writing. Note that all of the words in this excerpt feature words that only contain the vowel I. But the letter ‘o’ offers none of these options. All sentences must accent internal rhyme through the use of syntactical parallelism.

This is an cnristian book, and so are Bok’s others. I highly recommend this book to any poetry lovers who are interested in the sound of language.


Review: Eunoia | Boston Review

Some Event Pieces So in a few places the book loses its exciting internal energy, because in those places after all, it is just a list of words. Micropoetries, an Encyclopedia Entry by Maria Damon In celebration of Keith Wilson by Bobby Byrd Poems for the Millennium: Some Outsider Poets The way the actual narrative and that “second narrative” of constraints work together depends fundamentally on whether or not the auhor chooses to make the rules known.

A Poem Newly Set in Memoriam: Cyprian Norwid, poem with commentary Gift Event, after the Eunooia, newly rededicated for the 44th Presidentiad, in celebration A pagan skald chants a dark saga a Mahabharataas a papal cabal enoia all annals and tracts, all dramas and psalms: Posted by Jerome Rothenberg at 4: Sometimes the reader can sense how he eumoia to stretch to fit his discipline.

Midwinter Part One Notes on a Litteral Poetics Part Two He has also worked in science-fiction television by designing artificial languages for Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: I blame Gyles, Chrissie.

The letter Y is suppressed. Jul 16, Andrew added it Shelves: From Scrolls, an experimental work in progress See our full review over at Bookkaholic.

Ubu sums up lump sums. Jul 03, Richard rated it it was amazing. There’s a few unrelated pieces in the back of the book, including “Emended Excess” dedicated to George Perec, the man whose novel “A Void” omitted the letter ‘e’ in its entirety, for here Bok’s piece playfully puts lots of words with ‘e’s’ back in for Perec, itself an echo of Bok’s own ‘e’ section from earlier.


My favorite was Vowels, in that it was simpler than the individual vowel chapters and was much easier to read. Each has an attractive look, except “u. A Mini-Anthology in Progress Bok’s form was even more controlled and he was able to construct a powerful book within a narrow choice of words. As an exploration of language, I thought the book was very well done: Still, hi Poor Christian.

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Paperbackpages. As he mentioned in the June edition of The Believer, he created this slim book while working full-time more than sixty hours at two jobs and finishing his dissertation for his PhD.

Three Poems Newly Englished Poe’s Eureka, with commentary Until now, not that I’d thought of eeunoia much, it had never been clear to me why anyone would want to write a novel without any e vowels in it or bom it only with words containing the vowel e apart from it being a sort of clever thing to do, but this book has let me see just how interesting writing with such constraints can be.

Ubu drums drums, plus Ubu strums cruths such hubbub, such ruckus: The discipline I’m not sure if “Eunoia” is a lipogram or an anti-lipogram. Or so I thought.