Postmodernism

What Is This Thing Called Free Verse? (A primer for those who want it)

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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Poets want to get away with murder.

The actual slaughter of the gods: The Great Gatsby, Goldman Sachs, and Zombies

by Joe Weil Society
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We worship death and call it ultimate life.

The Practice of Poetry

by Gene Tanta Academia
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The poetry lesson is that poetry is a practice.

Caleb’s Passing

by Brian Chappell Fiction
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The climax of the novel is so mawkish that its downright dismissal of the fraught implications of his “achievement” are extremely troubling.

Using the Tools of Postmodernism

by Joe Weil Aesthetics
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Part of the 20th century revolution in poetry was an interest in parody, pastiche, send ups, cut ups, a constant recapitulation of tired tropes in such a way as to reinvigorate them. If we look at poetry aesthetics as tools rather than as truths, then everything becomes available to us—all the thousands of years of utterance.