The UK poetry scene has lately become increasingly interested in interdisciplinary modes like creative criticism. The time seems right for a reminder that David Miller has pioneered such practices, hence the republication here of two of his genre-crossing, creative-critical texts. One, The Dark Path (1998), meditates on contemporary poet Fanny Howe’s articulation of ‘negative theology’, the tradition of considering the divine in terms of what God is not, rather than what God is. The other piece, There and Here (1982), addresses 19th-century French writer Gérard de Nerval. With an introduction by Matt Martin.
By Vijay Khurana. A Little Death is a parody project in which the author rewrites the same passage of Joyce’s ‘The Dead’ again and again (and again and again), in various styles, in an attempt to reveal the secrets of one of the 20th century’s most influential short stories, while also exploring other writers and forms through the imitation of style.
By Tim MacGabhann. 'Found Poem' is a text that tries to blur the borders between autofiction, the critical essay, and poetry. By examining misquotation and redrafting in detail — with successive drafts of ‘the same poem’ presented as a demonstration of these practices — the text opens itself outwards towards the argument that forgetting and remembering are not opposites, but aesthetic strategies that aid and abet one another.