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Shift in Avant Garde Writing Style

During Beppe Cavatorta’s lecture entitled “Re-writing the World: Italian Poetry in the 1960s and 1970,” he discussed the shock of Italian writing that occurred during the new Avant Garde. It is not surprising that there was a large clash in… Continue Reading →

Apocalyptic Poetry

I found that the poem from “Il pesce gotico” that Prof Cavatorta showed us reminded me of an elaborate cross of two things we are probably familiar with from grade school: the shape poem and a word association exercise.  As we… Continue Reading →

Italian Neo-avant-garde Poets and Emily Dickinson

Throughout Beppe Cavatorta’s lecture on “Nature and the Literature of the Italian Neo-Avante-Garde,” I was struck by the similarities between the poems he discussed and poems my “Emily Dickinson and English Poetry” class has analyzed. Although Dickinson wrote most of her poems over a… Continue Reading →

Nature in the Atomic Age

One aspect of this week’s lecture that struck me was how much the work of the Italian poets in the 1960s reflected the time they were living in. Their poetry contained a lot of post-apocalyptic imagery, a response to the… Continue Reading →

Rewriting the World

Italian poetry in the 60’s was a dynamic movement called the neo-avant-garde. A group of poets developed new and startling way of writing that causes the reader to take active participation in order to create an understanding of the work…. Continue Reading →

poetry and confusion

A poem that we spent a lot of time on tonight was “A fragmented wor(l)d” by Giorgio Celli. My main reaction to this poem is confusion. But apparently, confusion is actually one of the purposes of the poem. In avant-garde… Continue Reading →

Images in Poetry

I really liked how professor Plesch pointed out that the purpose of poetry and literature are to represent absent things as being present. I had never really thought about poetry and literature in this way, but it made a lot… Continue Reading →

Poetry and Painting

One thing that I found very interesting from this presentation was the comparison of poetry and painting. I had honestly not ever put any thought into the similarities and differences between poetry and painting. I think that if someone had… Continue Reading →

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