• mind the gaps: fragments

    Author(s):
    Steven Schroeder (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    GS Poetry and Poetics
    Subject(s):
    Literature, Philosophy
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    poetry, early greek thinking, philosophy
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6TG72
    Abstract:
    mind the gaps: fragments is a digitally printed limited edition of six fragments, four of which are poems that begin with my translations from early Greek thinking (works of Heraclitus, Parmenides, Sappho, and Empedocles). The fifth includes a poem based on my translation of a story included in Plato's Phaedrus and a hybrid piece built around Plato's Parmenides. The sixth fragment (again, a hybrid) is an imagined correspondence between Isaac Newton and Anne Viscountess Conway. One key strand of my work as an artist and as a scholar grows out of a fascination with the central place of fragments in the invention of “the West,” which, it seems to me, has often taken the form of putting fragments in their place and filling in gaps. I am interested in minding the gaps, and this collection is part of a larger project in which I set out to do just that. [This program partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.]
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