Poetic Measures: a variable measure for the fixed

  • Nathan Jones (Speaker)

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How do we measure poetry? The words ‘measure’ and ‘meter’, with their shared etymological origin in the Greek metron, have a long history of being used synonymously. However, when William Carlos Williams wrote that ‘[t]he key to modern poetry is measure, which must reflect the flux of modern life’, he proposed ‘measure’ as an alternative to the metrical foot in response to ‘the flux of modern life’ that demanded measures of more fluid and unstable permutations.

Keston Sutherland's Odes to TL61P, read as an instance of 'glitch poetics'. Particularly looking at two aspects of the Odes: looping and instability.
Period2 Jul 2016
Event typeOther


  • glitch poetics
  • Keston Sutherland
  • poetry
  • technology
  • code