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The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound$
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Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkin

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226657424

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226657448.001.0001

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The Art of Being Nonsynchronous

The Art of Being Nonsynchronous

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(p.184) The Art of Being Nonsynchronous
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The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound
Author(s):

Yoko Tawada

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226657448.003.0015

This chapter elaborates the poet's art of being nonsynchronous as poetry readings could relate to dubbing and shamanism. It is stated here that hearing a poet read his work only strengthens the impression that the voice is coming from far away or from a person not literally present. An onomatopoeic expression automatically entails the specification of what is being described. According to the chapter, language can produce an image from a sound or juxtapose several images. It can clumsily imitate various sounds and invent new words precisely because of its clumsiness. Language can link a sound to a color, or think up an adjective to go along with it while at the same time questioning its legitimacy. Therefore, various voices and the rhythms of various languages joined together with various movements can create a sort of music.

Keywords:   nonsynchronous, poetry, readings, language, music, sounds

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