Making It News in Contemporary Poetry

To pick up a print newspaper today, let alone to turn it into a work of literature, is increasingly an act of nostalgia, a reference to a time long gone. And yet, poets and writers continue to turn to the texts and collage-like structure of the news because they provide a vital means for negotiating a world of proliferating media.

Dissent and Its Discontents in Cold War Poetry

My essay on “Dissent and Its Discontents in Cold War Poetry” has just been published in The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature. Below, I reproduce the introduction and conclusion to the essay: A full history of Cold War poetry would require nothing less than a comprehensive global account of the art form from the …

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 …

“a supremely creative and passionate scholarly approach”: Times Higher Ed. on Make It the Same

Martin Dyar has reviewed Make It the Same for Times Higher Education. The review begins: At first glance, the poetry that Jacob Edmond has written about in Make It the Same could appear to be precariously inclined towards abstruseness. And a significant number of the poets whose work is explored here have not been previously granted …

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

Tape as postcolonial medium

Make It the Same grows in part out of my fascination with the effect of new media on how poetry—and culture at large—is made. When I began the book, I was thinking for the most part of digital media. However, in the course of my research I became interested in how some of the changes …

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 …

Make It the Same Q and A

Recently, I was approached with a few questions about Make It the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media. Below is an edited version of my answers, which offer a brief introduction to some of the book’s key arguments and themes. You can read the original article here. Why did you decide to write …

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 …

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