aesthetics

Phronesis and Redux

November 7, 2012
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Whim as a form of virtue, constancy as grace.

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Lost and Found: American Hipster Poets as Urban Excess

October 23, 2012
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If the hipster makes art that is everywhere, does the marginalized maker make art that is nowhere?

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Aesthete and Propagandist: An Interview with Gene Tanta

December 10, 2010
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It’s getting later than it’s ever been and the sonnet is nearly over: do you know where your closure is?

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On Gene Tanta’s “Critical Introduction to Unusual Woods.”

October 30, 2010
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Even though both the form and content of Gene Tanta’s work are particular to his Romanian-immigrant experience, he insists that his poetry is accessible to everyone. His poetry, he says, exists both as aesthetic objects and political propaganda. This is absolutely true about all poetry, not just his own. Inevitably, literary criticism will come to see that literature is always both.

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