DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2015.01.003
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Abstract: Dana Gioia in her publication Disappearing Ink: Poetry at the End of Print Culture, draws attention to the increasing popularity of oral forms of poetry-rap, cowboy poetry, poetry slams and performance poetry. According to Gioia, transformation of author "from an invisible creator of typographic language to a physical presence performing aloud", leads to formulation of a strong antithesis for Barthes' "death of the author", namely "death of the text". In her paper, Gioia assumes that the appearance of the auth…

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