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Science in Modern PoetryNew Directions$
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John Holmes

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318092

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317743

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Cutting and Pasting: Language Writing and Molecular Biology

Cutting and Pasting: Language Writing and Molecular Biology

(p.38) Chapter 2 Cutting and Pasting: Language Writing and Molecular Biology
Science in Modern Poetry

Peter Middleton

Liverpool University Press

This chapter suggests a number of significant poetic engagements with natural science in contemporary poetry that were not present in earlier works. It cites the poems of Lyn Hejinian to illustrate a genre of Language Writing know as the ‘new sentence’. It examines the historical character of natural sciences that might have influenced these Language Writers, particularly the advances in molecular biology in the mid-1970s, and explores the new questions raised about the possibility of inquiry in poetry.

Keywords:   Language Writing, new sentence, Lyn Hejinian, molecular biology, poetic inquiry

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