Visual Poetry, Poetic Visions and the Visionary Poetics of Pierre Alferi


The days of poetry seem to be coming to an end. Many theorists have been predicting the fall of the verbal regime and many theoretical volumes hailing the new visual era have been published. The idea of a “visual revolution” is part of a teleological, supersessionist concept of the mediatic evolution, which considers visual media to supersede the old verbal ones, which are considered less transparent, immediate and hypermediate. And obviously, along with the end of the verbal regime comes the end of poetry.

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