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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Euclid's Dog : 100 Algorithmic Poems
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'This is not a book of high mathematics: rather, an attempt to migrate some of the innate robustness, austerity and elegance of Euclidean thought into the realm of poetic structure. Albiston's formal experiments do not function as mere theory, dry equation or games, but authentic poetic events, at the same time harmoniously familiar, and strange' (Introduction)

Notes

  • Epigraph: Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare - Edna St Vincent Millay

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: GloriaSMH , 2017 .
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      Extent: xi, 113p.p.
      ISBN: 9780994527554

Works about this Work

Elemental Affect, Computational Forms : Jordie Albiston’s Euclid’s Dog Dan Disney , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 63 no. 1 2018; (p. 158-172)

(i) the chora and the semiotic order: Euclid's dog as exile-text?

'Jordie Albiston's Euclid's dog (2017) sets up formally experimental textual spaces into which the poet channels sublime affective arrivals. Perhaps this book of `too algorithmic poems' functions as a kind of geomancy, for indeed Euclid's dog `crack[s] ajar those tiny heavens' of connection and completion (8), and the book's great power lies in Albiston using form as a divining tool by which to explore apprehensions of an extralinguistic 'heavenly rush' (30). The eight forms in this collection emulate those cosmic physical structures first mapped in Elements, Euclid's utext, in which the ancient Greek writer establishes geometry as a branch of mathematics concerned with the commensurable properties of three-dimensional space. In Euclid's dog, Albiston treats language as a kind of architectonic material and, turning her attention towards topographies of incommensurable affect, bends her forms into metrically stabilised, computational functions. The result is no mere domestication; Albiston's chiming metaphysics finally recounts love as a wild and profoundly generative creative force.  (Introduction)

‘Through Worlds & Worlds & Worlds’: Joan Fleming Interviews Jordie Albiston Joan Fleming , 2017 single work interview
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , November vol. 83 no. 2017;

'Dr. Jordie Albiston is one of Australia’s premiere contemporary poets. She is the recipient of numerous literary prizes, and the author of nine collections of poetry, three of which are documentary in nature.' (Introduction)

‘Through Worlds & Worlds & Worlds’: Joan Fleming Interviews Jordie Albiston Joan Fleming , 2017 single work interview
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , November vol. 83 no. 2017;

'Dr. Jordie Albiston is one of Australia’s premiere contemporary poets. She is the recipient of numerous literary prizes, and the author of nine collections of poetry, three of which are documentary in nature.' (Introduction)

Elemental Affect, Computational Forms : Jordie Albiston’s Euclid’s Dog Dan Disney , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 63 no. 1 2018; (p. 158-172)

(i) the chora and the semiotic order: Euclid's dog as exile-text?

'Jordie Albiston's Euclid's dog (2017) sets up formally experimental textual spaces into which the poet channels sublime affective arrivals. Perhaps this book of `too algorithmic poems' functions as a kind of geomancy, for indeed Euclid's dog `crack[s] ajar those tiny heavens' of connection and completion (8), and the book's great power lies in Albiston using form as a divining tool by which to explore apprehensions of an extralinguistic 'heavenly rush' (30). The eight forms in this collection emulate those cosmic physical structures first mapped in Elements, Euclid's utext, in which the ancient Greek writer establishes geometry as a branch of mathematics concerned with the commensurable properties of three-dimensional space. In Euclid's dog, Albiston treats language as a kind of architectonic material and, turning her attention towards topographies of incommensurable affect, bends her forms into metrically stabilised, computational functions. The result is no mere domestication; Albiston's chiming metaphysics finally recounts love as a wild and profoundly generative creative force.  (Introduction)

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