Das Gedichtete (or un thème et variations poétique)
Das Gedichtete (or un thème et variations du poétique) is book of raw material shaped by the elements in Dunagan’s mind and chosen by the poet with great care. Local and galactic resonances, basic Songsmithing. The grumblings and ecstasies of a lifer in the guild. “Das Gedichtete,” after Walter Benjamin: “the poetized,” or that which “in an ideal sense, preexists each particular poem but is realized only in the poem’s creation.”
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Dunagan, Patrick James, "Das Gedichtete (or un thème et variations poétique)" (2013). All USF Faculty Authored Books. 50.