By Marjorie Perloff, Craig Dworkin
Sound—one of the crucial components of poetry—finds itself all yet overlooked within the present discourse on lyric types. The essays accrued right here by way of Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkin break that serious silence to readdress a few of the fundamental connections among poetry and sound—connections that move a long way past conventional metrical studies.
Ranging from medieval Latin lyrics to a cyborg opera, sixteenth-century France to twentieth-century Brazil, romantic ballads to the modern avant-garde, the members to The Sound of Poetry/The Poetry of Sound discover such matters because the translatability of lyric sound, the ancient and cultural roles of rhyme, the position of sound repetition in novelistic prose, the connections among “sound poetry” and track, among the visible and the auditory, the function of the physique in functionality, and the effect of recording applied sciences at the lyric voice. alongside the best way, the essays take at the “ensemble discords” of Maurice Scève’s Délie, Ezra Pound’s use of “Chinese whispers,” the alchemical theology of Hugo Ball’s Dada performances, Jean Cocteau’s modernist radiophonics, and an intercultural account of the poetry interpreting as one of those dubbing.
A really comparatist examine, The Sound of Poetry/The Poetry of Sound is designed to problem present preconceptions approximately what Susan Howe has referred to as “articulations of sound varieties in time” as they've got reworked the accelerated poetic box of the twenty-first century.