Feeling as a Foreign Language The Good Strangeness of Poetry


( ! ) Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/_folio/bookdetails/macmillan/trade-books-for-courses.phtml on line 172
Call Stack
#TimeMemoryFunctionLocation
10.0006235488{main}( )../index.php:0
20.01351235864Bootstrap->start( )../index.php:14
30.07295520728Zend_Controller_Front->dispatch( )../bootstrap.php:86
40.07695857096Zend_Controller_Dispatcher_Standard->dispatch( )../Front.php:954
50.145910082696Zend_Controller_Action->dispatch( )../Standard.php:295
60.146010089808PageBaseController->viewAction( )../Action.php:513
70.152010214752Zend_Controller_Action->render( )../PageBaseController.php:305
80.152010215176Zend_Controller_Action_Helper_ViewRenderer->render( )../Action.php:212
90.152310216112Zend_Controller_Action_Helper_ViewRenderer->renderScript( )../ViewRenderer.php:918
100.152310216352Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../ViewRenderer.php:897
110.152610233400Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
120.153010252904include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/page/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
130.158910313504Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:10
140.158910313944Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:10
150.158910314384call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
160.158910314808Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
170.159010318592Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
180.159010335328Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
190.159410352024include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/page/core/default_1_canvas.phtml' )../View.php:108
200.159410355040Zend_View->partial( )../default_1_canvas.phtml:6
210.159410355480Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../default_1_canvas.phtml:6
220.159410355920call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
230.159410356344Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
240.159510361328Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
250.159510378048Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
260.159510378336include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/canvas/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
270.159610379784Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:7
280.159610380224Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:7
290.159610380664call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
300.159610381088Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
310.159710385096Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
320.159710401816Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
330.159710402104include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/snippet/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
340.159710403744Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:7
350.159710404184Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:7
360.159710404624call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
370.159710405048Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
380.159810409280Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
390.159910426024Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
400.160110429272include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/folio_bookdetails.phtml' )../View.php:108
410.160110430168Zend_View->partial( )../folio_bookdetails.phtml:10
420.160110430608Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../folio_bookdetails.phtml:10
430.160110431048call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
440.160110431472Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
450.160210434792Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
460.160210451568Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
470.161010528696include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/_folio/bookdetails/macmillan/trade-books-for-courses.phtml' )../View.php:108

Graywolf Press


( ! ) Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/_folio/bookdetails/macmillan/trade-books-for-courses.phtml on line 188
Call Stack
#TimeMemoryFunctionLocation
10.0006235488{main}( )../index.php:0
20.01351235864Bootstrap->start( )../index.php:14
30.07295520728Zend_Controller_Front->dispatch( )../bootstrap.php:86
40.07695857096Zend_Controller_Dispatcher_Standard->dispatch( )../Front.php:954
50.145910082696Zend_Controller_Action->dispatch( )../Standard.php:295
60.146010089808PageBaseController->viewAction( )../Action.php:513
70.152010214752Zend_Controller_Action->render( )../PageBaseController.php:305
80.152010215176Zend_Controller_Action_Helper_ViewRenderer->render( )../Action.php:212
90.152310216112Zend_Controller_Action_Helper_ViewRenderer->renderScript( )../ViewRenderer.php:918
100.152310216352Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../ViewRenderer.php:897
110.152610233400Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
120.153010252904include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/page/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
130.158910313504Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:10
140.158910313944Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:10
150.158910314384call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
160.158910314808Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
170.159010318592Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
180.159010335328Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
190.159410352024include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/page/core/default_1_canvas.phtml' )../View.php:108
200.159410355040Zend_View->partial( )../default_1_canvas.phtml:6
210.159410355480Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../default_1_canvas.phtml:6
220.159410355920call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
230.159410356344Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
240.159510361328Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
250.159510378048Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
260.159510378336include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/canvas/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
270.159610379784Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:7
280.159610380224Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:7
290.159610380664call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
300.159610381088Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
310.159710385096Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
320.159710401816Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
330.159710402104include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/snippet/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
340.159710403744Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:7
350.159710404184Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:7
360.159710404624call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
370.159710405048Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
380.159810409280Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
390.159910426024Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
400.160110429272include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/folio_bookdetails.phtml' )../View.php:108
410.160110430168Zend_View->partial( )../folio_bookdetails.phtml:10
420.160110430608Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../folio_bookdetails.phtml:10
430.160110431048call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
440.160110431472Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
450.160210434792Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
460.160210451568Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
470.161010528696include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/_folio/bookdetails/macmillan/trade-books-for-courses.phtml' )../View.php:108

1555972861

9781555972868

320 Pages

$15.00

CAD17.00

Request Desk Copy Request Exam Copy
In Feeling as a Foreign Language, award-winning poet and critic Alice Fulton considers poetry's uncanny ability to access and recreate emotions so wayward they go unnamed. How does poetry create feeling? What are fractal poetics?

In a series of provocative, beautifully written essays concerning "the good strangeness of poetry," Fulton contemplates the intricacies of a rare genetic syndrome, the aesthetics of complexity theory, and the need for "cultural incorrectness." She also meditates on electronic, biological, and linguistic screens; falls in love with an outrageous 17th-century poet; argues for a Dickinsonian tradition in American letters; and calls for a courageous poetics of "inconvenient knowledge."

Contents

Preamble

I. Process
Head Notes, Heart Notes, Base Notes

Screens: An Alchemical Scrapbook

II. Poetics
Subversive Pleasures

Of Formal, Free, and Fractal Verse: Singing the Body Eclectic

Fractal Amplifications: Writing in Three Dimensions

III. Powers
The Only Kangaroo among the Beauty

Unordinary Passions: Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle

Her Moment of Brocade: The Reconstruction of Emily Dickinson

IV. Praxis
Seed Ink

To Organize a Waterfall

V. Penchants
A Canon for Infidels

Three Poets in Pursuit of America

The State of the Art

Main Things

VI. Premises
The Tongue as a Muscle

A Poetry of Inconvenient Knowledge

REVIEWS

Praise for Feeling as a Foreign Language

"Fractal, electric, Fulton lands the crackle of the thinking sensibility onto the page. Reading these essays, we see poetry in a new way, its flings and intuitions subject to a most exacting sort of calibration. Here is a book not just for poets, but for all thinking readers."—Sven Birkerts

"These deeply satisfying essays turn issues of form and content inside out, refusing old dichotomies and familiar answers. Alice Fulton points toward just how rich and strange postmodern poetry really is, or might be: something perennially surprising, uncharted, an art as slippery, fresh, and difficult as American experience now. This engaging book will delight and challenge readers of poetry, but it also offers serious pleasure to anyone who loves language."—Mark Doty

Reviews from Goodreads

BACK

BOOK EXCERPTS

Read an Excerpt

Alice Fulton is the author of the poetry collections Sensual Math, Powers of Congress, Palladium, and Dance Script With Electric Ballerina. She has received several major honors, including MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, and is currently Professor of English at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

( ! ) Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/_folio/bookdetails/macmillan/includes-trade-books/book-excerpts-section.phtml on line 24
Call Stack
#TimeMemoryFunctionLocation
10.0006235488{main}( )../index.php:0
20.01351235864Bootstrap->start( )../index.php:14
30.07295520728Zend_Controller_Front->dispatch( )../bootstrap.php:86
40.07695857096Zend_Controller_Dispatcher_Standard->dispatch( )../Front.php:954
50.145910082696Zend_Controller_Action->dispatch( )../Standard.php:295
60.146010089808PageBaseController->viewAction( )../Action.php:513
70.152010214752Zend_Controller_Action->render( )../PageBaseController.php:305
80.152010215176Zend_Controller_Action_Helper_ViewRenderer->render( )../Action.php:212
90.152310216112Zend_Controller_Action_Helper_ViewRenderer->renderScript( )../ViewRenderer.php:918
100.152310216352Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../ViewRenderer.php:897
110.152610233400Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
120.153010252904include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/page/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
130.158910313504Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:10
140.158910313944Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:10
150.158910314384call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
160.158910314808Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
170.159010318592Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
180.159010335328Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
190.159410352024include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/page/core/default_1_canvas.phtml' )../View.php:108
200.159410355040Zend_View->partial( )../default_1_canvas.phtml:6
210.159410355480Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../default_1_canvas.phtml:6
220.159410355920call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
230.159410356344Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
240.159510361328Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
250.159510378048Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
260.159510378336include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/canvas/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
270.159610379784Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:7
280.159610380224Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:7
290.159610380664call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
300.159610381088Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
310.159710385096Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
320.159710401816Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
330.159710402104include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/snippet/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
340.159710403744Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:7
350.159710404184Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:7
360.159710404624call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
370.159710405048Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
380.159810409280Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
390.159910426024Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
400.160110429272include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/folio_bookdetails.phtml' )../View.php:108
410.160110430168Zend_View->partial( )../folio_bookdetails.phtml:10
420.160110430608Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../folio_bookdetails.phtml:10
430.160110431048call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
440.160110431472Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
450.160210434792Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
460.160210451568Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
470.161010528696include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/_folio/bookdetails/macmillan/trade-books-for-courses.phtml' )../View.php:108
480.798810731336include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/_folio/bookdetails/macmillan/includes-trade-books/book-excerpts-section.phtml' )../trade-books-for-courses.phtml:320
BACK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


    ( ! ) Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/_folio/bookdetails/macmillan/includes-trade-books/about-the-author-section.phtml on line 24
    Call Stack
    #TimeMemoryFunctionLocation
    10.0006235488{main}( )../index.php:0
    20.01351235864Bootstrap->start( )../index.php:14
    30.07295520728Zend_Controller_Front->dispatch( )../bootstrap.php:86
    40.07695857096Zend_Controller_Dispatcher_Standard->dispatch( )../Front.php:954
    50.145910082696Zend_Controller_Action->dispatch( )../Standard.php:295
    60.146010089808PageBaseController->viewAction( )../Action.php:513
    70.152010214752Zend_Controller_Action->render( )../PageBaseController.php:305
    80.152010215176Zend_Controller_Action_Helper_ViewRenderer->render( )../Action.php:212
    90.152310216112Zend_Controller_Action_Helper_ViewRenderer->renderScript( )../ViewRenderer.php:918
    100.152310216352Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../ViewRenderer.php:897
    110.152610233400Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
    120.153010252904include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/page/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
    130.158910313504Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:10
    140.158910313944Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:10
    150.158910314384call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
    160.158910314808Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
    170.159010318592Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
    180.159010335328Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
    190.159410352024include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/page/core/default_1_canvas.phtml' )../View.php:108
    200.159410355040Zend_View->partial( )../default_1_canvas.phtml:6
    210.159410355480Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../default_1_canvas.phtml:6
    220.159410355920call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
    230.159410356344Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
    240.159510361328Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
    250.159510378048Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
    260.159510378336include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/canvas/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
    270.159610379784Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:7
    280.159610380224Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:7
    290.159610380664call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
    300.159610381088Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
    310.159710385096Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
    320.159710401816Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
    330.159710402104include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/snippet/view.phtml' )../View.php:108
    340.159710403744Zend_View->partial( )../view.phtml:7
    350.159710404184Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../view.phtml:7
    360.159710404624call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
    370.159710405048Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
    380.159810409280Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
    390.159910426024Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
    400.160110429272include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/folio_bookdetails.phtml' )../View.php:108
    410.160110430168Zend_View->partial( )../folio_bookdetails.phtml:10
    420.160110430608Zend_View_Abstract->__call( )../folio_bookdetails.phtml:10
    430.160110431048call_user_func_array ( )../Abstract.php:342
    440.160110431472Zend_View_Helper_Partial->partial( )../Abstract.php:342
    450.160210434792Zend_View_Abstract->render( )../Partial.php:105
    460.160210451568Zend_View->_run( )../Abstract.php:880
    470.161010528696include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/_folio/bookdetails/macmillan/trade-books-for-courses.phtml' )../View.php:108
    480.800110773832include( '/mnt/nfs/nfs01/www/sites/sharedcode/supadu_core_live/application/views/scripts/apps/renderings/_folio/bookdetails/macmillan/includes-trade-books/about-the-author-section.phtml' )../trade-books-for-courses.phtml:332
  • Alice Fulton is the author of the poetry collections Sensual Math, Powers of Congress, Palladium, and Dance Script With Electric Ballerina. She has received several major honors, including MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, and is currently Professor of English at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
BACK