Monday, 30 December 2013

WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY POETRY?

Several key art books of the last four of five years, such as by Richard Myer (MIT, 2013) have revolved around the question of contemporaneity, and what, precisely, it means, to be a contemporary artist.  In the new global art world, the term "contemporary" has, to a serious extent, replaced the terms conceptual, or post-modern.  It seems the poetry world (to label a thing which may not, yet, exist) has yet to embrace the label contemporary in quite the same way.  Eyewear the blog will be asking, in 2014, just what contemporary poetry is, or was...
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