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The groundwork for Stone Bouquets was laid out in Donald Revell’s Poetry Forms: American Sublime course during the spring 2017 semester, resulting in a thirty-page chapbook exploring syllabic ecstasy through highly-compressed, experimental, and minimalist forms. Out of this work, the lines “stone / bouquets” prompted the questions: If a poem could be chiseled in––or out of––a block of stone, then how can that process––the work, diligence, and measurement put into each vowel, word, and line––be contextualized into a poem on the page? And if so, how can it be both seen and heard simultaneously? How are the fragments to be used? Stone Bouquets attempts to not only answer these questions but suggest the type of poet performing the task of chiseling. Each poem is a self-contained object, relying on nothing but itself and the language it uses. The poems, either working within, through, or beyond limitations of syllabic confinement, space, minimal diction, and self-imposed constraints, become their purest form.
American Studies | Fine Arts
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ligori, Angelo Santino, "Stone Bouquets" (2019). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 3644.
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