Definitions

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  • n. A poetical, linguistic and anthropological movement dealing with poetry written by, or in the style of, indigenous peoples.

Etymologies

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ethno- +‎ poetics, coined in 1968 by Jerome Rothenberg and George Quasha.

Examples

  • His interest in American Indian and other tribal-oral poetries led to the development of a magazine, Alcheringa, the first journal devoted exclusively to ethnopoetics, edited by Rothenberg and Dennis Tedlock from 1970-1976.

    Jerome Rothenberg

  • With the completion of this work, Rothenberg directed his attention to what he named ethnopoetics and began a study of Seneca Indian songs at the Allegany Reservation in Steamburg, New York, supported, in part, by a grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation in Anthropological Research for an experimental translation of American Indian.

    Jerome Rothenberg

  • For those of you who aren't familiar, "UbuWeb is a completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts."

    September 2005

  • UbuWeb is a completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • Kenneth Goldsmith, reminds me how huge the umbrella has to be that can archive everything referenced in its mission statement: "a completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts."

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  • It is pressed into the service of anti-Fascist and anti-capitalist politics, African American and gay male identities, ethnopoetics, urban working-class experience, and the Jungian-inspired deep image.

    ¡Bemsha SWING!

  • Rothenberg's earliest critical writings concerned themselves with ethnopoetics and the poetics of performance.

    Nomadics

  • It is clear, for example, that Ted Berrigan was heavily influenced by Alfred Whitehead's philosophy, that Ron Silliman's preoccupations with language stem as much from his reading of American literary and political history as they do from any sort of continental critical theory, and that there remains-both in the radical proletariat of slam poetry and the academics that followed after Jerome Rothenberg and his championing at various times of ethnopoetics, Lorca's duende based poetics, and the "Deep Image" poetics that grew out of it in America-an abiding appreciation for poetry as esoteric and occult.

    Wet Asphalt

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  • I want "tarted up ethnopoetics" on my epitaph. *on record* writing pop songs in 7/8 time

    August 29, 2018

  • They study the lore and phonetics

    And delve into tribal memetics,

    But some, sick of prying,

    Are given to lying

    To tart up the ethnopoetics.

    August 28, 2018