Friday, February 4, 2011

Jennifer's question (from the collected texts)

When working in form, does that form take precedence over language?

Language itself is a form, as is poetry. The idea is that spectralism would enhance language, by flattening things like narrative.

The form of the word flattens the visual qualities of the letter. The form of the sentence gives to the word a particular quality -a context.

But like calligraphy returns independence to the visual qualities of the letter- the poem returns the word its objective magic

What was language again?

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