November 16, 2010

In my Disability & Literature class we are assigned to read a really amazing interview with Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay and Grinnell College’s Ralph Savarese.  The interview connects characteristics of the Autistic Spectrum Disorder such as associative deconstruction, overassociative cognition, and synesthesia (all of which Tito experiences) with the art of poetry.  This interview will not only help you understand the relationship of poetry (or just writing in general) and trauma, but it will also get you thinking about Tito’s or your own writing process. Contemporary poetry, 19th century poets, and “synesthesia in literature” are also discussed.

The interview:

Some of Tito’s poetry:

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