Close Wreading

Bruno Neiva, Close Wreading

Poetry chapbook by Bruno Neiva. [Images. Links]

Details > Close Wreading, inkjet print on paper, saddle stitch, softcover, 10.5 x 14.8 cm, 15 pp., The Blasted Tree, Calgary, AB, Canada, Sep. 2023, ISBN 978-1-998817-11-5, edition of 50 copies, design: Kyle Flemmer

Description > The thirteen poems analysed in Practical Criticism: A Study of Literary Judgment by I. A. Richards were subjected to Close Wreading, a literary device that consists of interpreting a poem in a self-centred, often delirious, and minimalist fashion, using only words borrowed from that poem.

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[We thank Bruno Neiva for the authorization to make this article available in the PO.EX Digital Archive]