2/2/13

On Christian Bok's Eunoia

Being forgotten is more terrifying than oblivion for some artists. This fear is addressed in Imre Kertesz's Liquidation, the story of a forgotten and forgetful society. Christian Bok has achieved immortality through Eunoia. This is practical poetry that happens to be horrifically appreciable. It can be appreciated for its content - 5 "chapters" of poetry, each using words of only one vowel.

This is Bach-like in complexity and sheer academic genius. Total titillation. Furthermore, Bok totally makes his point of vowel and language "feelings" by making some seriously enjoyable poetry. The chapters flow and mouth nicely because of the academic premise. It's great!

Apologies for the lack of umlaut. 

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