Sean Bonney’s iterations

I’ve just added a new post to my Jacket2 commentary. Today’s post is on Sean Bonney’s rewritings of Baudelaire and Rimbaud and the possibility of a revolutionary poetics of iteration. I also compare Bonney’s rewritings to those of Christian Bök. The video below (also included in the post) is from Bonney’s reading at the launch of Happiness: Poems after Rimbaud, which I was lucky enough to attend in London last year. The launch was also my introduction to the Association of Musical Marxists.


About Jacob Edmond

Jacob Edmond is associate professor in English at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is the author of Make It the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media (Columbia University Press, 2019), A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature (Fordham University Press, 2012), and of numerous essays, which have appeared in journals such as Comparative Literature, Contemporary Literature, Poetics Today, Slavic Review, and The China Quarterly.
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