Pablo Medina: “The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry” Reconsidered (July 2019)
The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry by Ernest Fenollosa, edited by Ezra Pound, caused a sensation in poetry circles when it was first published in 1919. Though Fenollosa’s theories on the pictorial nature of written Chinese were eventually disproven, the essay had a remarkable influence on poets in the Anglophone world for decades to come. This lecture traces its impact and explores Fenollosa’s—and Pound’s—relevance in the twenty-first century.
Category: Residency Craft Lectures Tag: Poetry
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