December 21, 2016

Oulipo-Adjacent: Harryette Mullen

By Dora Malech

In my last post on Unica Zürn and the poetics of the anagram, I briefly mentioned the Oulipo writers, often the first group to come to mind when one thinks of constraint-based writing […]

July 20, 2015

Poetry and Play (Part I)

By Dora Malech

When I was in Amsterdam earlier this summer, the Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga came up in multiple conversations about poetry; more specifically, his 1938 book Homo Ludens: Proeve […]