Svend Erik Larsen reviews Make It the Same

Svend Erik Larsen has just published his review of Make It the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media in Orbis Litterarum. He begins the review by asking: Can extremely formal contemporary poetry, working with the minute material details of language, function as a cultural intervention addressing such burning issues as race, gender, migration […]

Make It the Same at the Kelly Writers House

The wonderful people at the Kelly Writers House have posted a video of last Wednesday’s lunchtime discussion of the Make It the Same with Josephine Park and Kevin Platt. I’m very grateful to them both for an excellent dialogue and to Al Filreis, Jessica Lowenthal, and the rest of the Kelly Writers House team at […]

Upcoming US talks on Make It the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media

Over the next couple of weeks, I’m giving a number of talks related to Make It the Same in various US cities, including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. If you happen to be nearby, I’d love to see you there. Here are the details: Monday, November 18, 5 to 6:30pm, Barker […]

Make It the Same interview on All Good Poems Wear Travelling Shoes

I had the great pleasure last week of speaking with Ian Loughran about Make It the Same on his wonderful radio programme All Good Poems Wear Travelling Shoes. The recording is now online. Click below to listen. https://d2j8uygm5y8062.cloudfront.net/StationFolder/otago/NZOA64k-All%20Good%20Poems%20-%202019-08-24.mp3

Make It the Same released

It’s official: Make It the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media is in the world. It is available now from Columbia UP (use the code CUP30 for a 30% discount), Amazon, and other booksellers. The book has been a long time in the making. The origins of the project go back at least […]

Experimental Chinese Literature

My review of Tong King Lee’s Experimental Chinese Literature is now online at MCLC. It begins: “In translating a work, I mistake it for my own,” writes Taiwanese poet Chen Li 陳黎. More and more writers today are making their texts from other texts through translation, cultural borrowing, and, increasingly, through the affordances of new […]

Preview of Make It the Same online now

A preview of Make It the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media is now available through Google Books. You can read a substantial portion of the introduction and a taster from a couple of other chapters. The full version (in hardback or ebook) will not be available until July but you can pre-order […]

Susan Stanford Friedman on Make It the Same

With its revisionist echoes of Pound’s “make it new,” Make It the Same is theoretically generative for thinking about modernist, contemporary, and world literature. Edmond powerfully demonstrates how the new media of repetition have generated a poetics of the same, a “copy poetry” that remixes prior poetries in global trajectories outside Eurocentric, center/periphery literary studies. […]

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