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2019: Epic Voices: One Hundred Million Million Poems & Oulipo with Matt Madden
Recorded At: Poets House Recorded On: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Tagged: Epic Voices
Cartoonist Matt Madden explores the relationship between long-form poetic traditions and the procedural compositions of the avant-garde French writing group Oulipo (Ouvroir de littérature potentielle, or Workshop for Potential Literature), examining such works as Raymond Queneau’s One Hundred Million Million Poems, a modular set of ten sonnets that would take multiple lifetimes to read in its entirety. Introduction by Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier.