The Testimony of Structure: Codecs and Contemporary Poetry

Nathan Jones

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The article takes the question of how poetry can react to the fact that language is part of production under semio-capitalism. It does this through the example of Ben Lerner's poetry. It uses Berardi, Virno, Hayles, Galloway and Agamben to construct it’s argument on the kind of glitch-like ‘dark shadow’ in which the “unsayable is present as remnant”.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
JournalA Peer Review Journal About
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • codec
  • Ben Lerner
  • glitch
  • poetics
  • glitch poetics
  • media
  • poetry

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