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Stave Sightings: Long Poems and the Poetics of Notation, 1960-2011

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This is a thesis about the literary and poetic uses of musical notation in North American long poems, 1960-2011. My aim is to explore how a “notational poetics” guides and has guided the process of writing long poems, and the linkage-points of such a notational poetics to discourses across multiple social and stylistic frameworks. Whether through-composed or strophic, long poem grids and matrices contain and critique myth and culture, scored or glyphed in poetic labor...

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