A Handbook of Protocols for Literary Listening
Edinburgh: Arika, 2012.
First printing. 36 pp., 8vo. Saddle-stapled into printed self-wrappers. Published for Arika’s “A survey is a process of listening” program as part of the 2012 Whitney Biennial. New. Item #3838
Poet and critic Dworkin gathers excerpts from innovative contemporary poetic texts, which he presents, with commentary, as examples of his twenty-five “techniques for literary listening.” Authors excerpted include Raoul Hausmann, Jack Kerouac, Basil Bunting, Raymond Roussel, Robert Creeley, Andy Warhol, Charles Bernstein, Harryette Mullen, Harry Mathews, Kenneth Goldsmith, Vanessa Place, Monica de la Torre, Derek Beaulieu, Judith Goldman, Jonathan Stalling, Christian Bök, and others; the techniques include Agon, Antiphrasis, Deposition, Disambiguation, Echo, Ecouterism, Error, Fluency, Labor, Negative Space, Noise, Prosthesis, The Unspeakable, Ventriloquism, and eleven more.