“the killing of speech”: The Sonic-Politics of The Four Horsemen

  • Eric Schmaltz York University


In The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound, Marjorie Perloff suggests that “however central the sound dimension is to any and all poetry, no other poetic feature is currently as neglected.” This paper locates its study of the paleotechnic sound poetry quartet The Four Horsemen along emergent philosophical vectors in sound and vibrational studies to consider the possibilities of vocal expression beyond logocentricism.