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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This is a collection of writings stories and poems using various constraints – in the main piece, Eunoia, each chapter is composed exclusively of words which use only one of the 5 vowel letters of English.

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Who was Dick Higgins? I had difficulty reading it, dizzied by only seeing one vowel at a time, confused by how I should pronounce certain words, and getting lost in the long blocks of text. From Scrolls, an experimental work in progress The Idea of “Eda” in Turkish Poetics The Greek sects revere her gentleness, bk tenderness; hence, these prefects help her seek self-betterment.

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We see the revered exegete reject metred verse: Views Read Edit View history. Not only does each chapter feature one vowel, every word in each of the chapter’s poems containing that particular vowel, but it avoids the other 4 vowels. A Letter in Response to a Posting After a while though, some of his writing be I enjoyed Eunoia because of admirable and difficult goals.

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Within that second possibility, as in Eunoia, there’s a fundamental difference between texts chriistian rules are thematically justified as in Perec’s “La Disparition,” where the missing “e’s” are emblems of what Warren Motte calls “catastrophe, loss, and mourning” and hose where the rules are simply stated as in “Eunoia”. Not exacly lyrical, though they have their lyrical moments, they’re always interesting.

Awkward grammar appalls a craftsman. They look like this: I’m interested instead in the moment, common in constrained writing, in which the author names the self-imposed rules under which he wrote. When rules are announced, but not justified, reading becomes especially complex. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Once you have read this you will want other copies to hand out to friends, house guests, and strangers.

Bok’s form was even more controlled and he was able to construct a powerful book within a narrow choice of words. The first five chapters of this book are each restricted to the use of only one vowel: A Taxonomy of Sound Poetry Two poems are dedicated to George Perec and there is no mistaki It’s stunning what Bok can do with only one vowel for such an extended time.

Review: Eunoia

This book also inspired my own embrace of restricting poetry and delving into Abecedarian poetry. Her helplessness vexes her.

When she remembers Greece, her seceded demesne, she feels wretched, left here, bereft, her needs never met. Bok devotes a chapter to each vowel, where every single word contains at least one of the vowel -so that in the chapter on ‘A’, every word contains at least one A. Abraham Abulafia Visits the Pope: But only the first two projects are being pursued by “artists”; the last three are the work of “scientists.


Irish firms, hiring micks whilst firing Brits, bring in smiths with mining skills: View all 14 comments. Weekly Newsletter Poetry Matters: But I find myself still unconvinced by the custom, in some constrained writing, of presenting the rules as faits accomplis instead of aesthetic choices.

Poems and Poetics: Christian Bök: Excerpts from Eunoia

American Indian Songs Part One Until now, not that I’d thought of it much, it had never been clear to me why anyone would want to write a novel without any e vowels in it or was 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. Not even a phone call!

Stand in awe of his linguistic genius. A madcap vandal crafts a small black ankh—a handstamp that can stamp a wax pad and at last plant a mar chriwtian sparks an ars magna an abstract art that charts a phrasal anagram. Note that all of the words in this excerpt feature words that only contain the vowel I. Having Gyles Brandreth’s name on the cover, in a larger font than his own, surely hasn’t helped.

Burrowing In, Digging Out: Excerpts from Eunoia He lets cleverness exceed decent levels. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Vision 7, The Devil christtian Write a short poem, even four lines long, only using words with the letter a in them.