The Liberated Voice
Jouissance of the Voice and Body in Sound Poetry

by Patrizio Peterlini


In an essay based on psychoanalytical analysis of language, Patrizio Peterlini defines sound poetry as the territory of the jouissance. This jouissance comes across by little vocalizations or babbling, the dance of lips and the tongue. The poet’s physical presence is essential. The poem is an action amplified by natural and artificial sounds.

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