Poetic Connections to “Blind Man”

  1. Compare and contrast the synthaesthetic strategies (the blending of senses) in Blind Man with Colin Morton’s Auditory Camouflage, a more formally innovative descriptive lyric poem.
  2. derek beaulieu’s style of visual poetry—rectangle 4, for example—has been compared to Miles Davis’ ability to tap the vein of jazz (author bio, chains n. pag.). How is the imagery of Blind Man similar to or different from beaulieu’s poem? How might visual poetry be considered a reinterpretation of the synesthetic imagery of Blind Man?

Works Cited

  • beaulieu, derek. chains. Kingston, PA: Paper Kite, 2008. Print.
  • beaulieu, derek. rectangle 4. Canadian Literature 210–11 (2011): 115. Print. (HTML)
  • Morton, Colin. Auditory Camouflage. Canadian Literature 112 (1987): 31. Print. (HTML)
  • Tihanyi, Eva. Blind Man. Canadian Literature 99 (1983): 46–47. Print. (HTML)