Intentist poets are all interested in demonstrating the significance of intentions in a poem.
Intentist poets encounter unique issues.
Poetry, compared with the static arts is linear. Some Intentist fine artists have portrayed the creative trail through palimpsestism, others through anarrativism. Neither are as easily possible with text for different reasons: A poem with different layers of text becomes primarily a piece of visual art; secondly, text, if it is to be understood at all needs to a lesser or greater degree to be narratorial.
Click on: http://www.intentism.com/intentistpoetry.htm to see a selection of Intentist poems.
Poems include Gideon Parry’s ‘Grind’ which leaves rejected phrases in parenthesis and Luciano Pelosi’s ‘Homeward’ which retains unnecessary parts enclosed in commas, in a similar way to non-defining relative clauses.
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