Sacred & Radical: The Poetry of Bob Cobbing

  • Alethia Alfonso García Universidad Iberoamericana

Abstract

The current article analyses “The Sacred Mushroom” by Bob Cobbing (1920-2002), using notions of materiality of language.  Throughout the brief analysis of Cobbing’s sound and written poetics, consequences of his practice for the reader-audience will be pointed out.

Keywords

materiality of language, sound poetry, metaethics, aesthetics

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Author Biography

Alethia Alfonso García, Universidad Iberoamericana
Coordinadora de Posgrado y Docente de tiempo completo en el Departamento de Letras

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Published
2017-12-27
How to Cite
ALFONSO GARCÍA, Alethia. Sacred & Radical: The Poetry of Bob Cobbing. MATLIT: Materialities of Literature, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 27-37, dec. 2017. ISSN 2182-8830. Available at: <http://impactum-journals.uc.pt/matlit/article/view/3787>. Date accessed: 20 oct. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.14195/2182-8830.
Section
Secção Temática | Thematic Section

Keywords

materialidade, linguagem, nominalismo, Cobbing, poesia sonora, repensar da ética-estetica