Literary Paradigm Shift at a Glance (with props to Matthew Fox)

Modern Era   

Postmodern and beyond

New Formalism

Organic/Projective/Practice of Outside

Grants/awards/book sales (outside validation) 

Joy in Process (anything  else, icing)

Extensive revision

PREvision (& scrupulous attention to the moment)

Short separate poems

Lifetime perfecting a Serial poem (The Holy Forest, Mu, etc.)

Poet as author

Poet as gift recipient

Poet brain

Non-local mind

Theory

Experience first, theory afterward (Theory as Cosmology)

Determined form/subject/method

Form as revelation of content

Writer’s block

Incubation period

Universe as Machine

Universe as Organism

Concern for accessibility

Courage in trusting ear’s non-logical leaps

Anthropocentric

Noospheric

Logical/Linear/Clever/Ironic

Mythic

Eliot

Olson

Poet as Embalmer

Poet as Time Mechanic

Patriarchal, Hierarchical, Separate

Interconnected

Pursuit of Knowledge

Pursuit of Negative Capability

Competition/Domination

Partnership

Art of networking/positioning/self-promotion

Fully absorbed in refining the gesture, amigos emerge

The universe is made of Things

Universe is made of Occasions of Experience

peN – 12.5.08