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The Plastic Expression, the Fruitful Sphere : European Poets and Sculptors in the Twentieth Century

A one-day conference organised by The Centre for Modern European Literature, University of Kent, in collaboration with the Henry Moore Institute

Seminar Room, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 20th November 2009

Organisers: Prof. Peter Read and Dr. Ben Hutchinson, University of Kent

It is striking how many leading European poets of the 20th century turned to sculpture as an art form which they saw as analogous to poetry. Rilke on Rodin, Pound on Gaudier-Brzeska, and Francis Ponge, Jacques Dupin and Yves Bonnefoy on Giacometti are just five examples of poets who sought to measure their poetics against a sculptural aesthetic. Yet what is the common interest of modern poetry and sculpture in processes of poeisis, of making? Pound called sculpture “peculiarly a thing of the twentieth century” but what is the precise force of the analogy between poetry and sculpture in this period?
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