The Necropastoral: Poetry, Media, Occults (Poets on Poetry)

The Necropastoral: Poetry, Media, Occults (Poets on Poetry)


In The Necropastoral: Poetry, Media, Occults, poet Joyelle McSweeney offers an ecopoetics and a conception of artwork that replicate such organic rules as degradation, proliferation, infection, and rot. In those bold, bustling essays, McSweeney resituates poetry as a medium amid media; hosts “strange conferences” of authors, texts, and works of art around the barriers of style, interval, and kingdom; and examines such epiphenomena as translation, anachronism, and violence. via readings of artists as assorted as Wilfred Owen, Andy Warhol, Harryette Mullen, Roberto Bolaño, objectiveé Césaire, and Georges Bataille, The Necropastoral shows by way of what concepts paintings persists amid deadly stipulations as a superb, uncanny force.

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