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- DescriptionEssays of discovery on the curious relationship - and fascinating debate - between science and poetry Though the interests of science and art frequently seem to inhabit opposite poles, The Measured Word assembles a brilliant anthology of twelve essays that illumine the historic - and evolving - relationships between the poetic and scientific imaginations. Assembling the writings of leading contemporary poets, essayists, and thinkers, Kurt Brown highlights ways in which poets use scientific discoveries and mathematical ideas to their artistic advantage - and offers insight on the recently apparent integration of techlogy and other discoveries into postmodernist poetry. Here are meditations on the similarities and differences between the poetic and scientific imagination; on the poetic use of fractals; on the poetic use of fractals; on hypertext; on the changing shape of poetry in the scientific age. Commentary by Czech poet and immulogist Miroslav Holub, Paul Lake, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Alice Fulton, Forrest Gander, and Stephanie Strickland, among others, presents a diversity of opinions. These viewpoints are complemented by many careful, invative readings of individual poems informed by the sciences. The writings in this collection t only celebrate the advent of a new age of discovery but also identify the need for a revision of the western thinking that separates the mind and the heart - replacing division with the reciprocity of mutual communication.
- Author BiographyKurt Brown is a poet who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the author of Return of the Prodigals and the editor of Verse & Universe, Night Out, Drive, They Said, and several other anthologies.
- PublisherUniversity of Georgia Press
- Date of Publication16/04/2001
- LanguageEnglish, Multiple languages
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationGeorgia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Georgia Press
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Edited byKurt Brown
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