What lies at the heart of this issue of Forum of Poetics and at the same time, what we believe may inspire further research into the question at hand is a reflection on the known and the unknown in the poetics of songs. Despite simple semantics, these two words, which refer to the non-new and the unexplored, create an intriguing, as it seems to us, network of relations, transversals, and connections that is worth discussing in further detail. (...)


“Hee Haw:” Singing and performing song lyrics on Nick Cave and The Birthday Party’s album The Birthday Party (1980)

Paweł Tański


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This article attempts to interpret the performative aspects of Nick Cave’s singing and song lyrics written in collaboration with the guitarist Rowland Stuart Howard (1959–2009), Mick Harvey, Vincent Eugene Craddock (also known as Gene Vincent) and William Douchette (also known as Bill Davis). (...)

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Polish punk rock in English – sociophonetic aspects

Monika Konert-Panek


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The paper analyzes the functioning of selected English phonetic features and inspirations related to them in Polish punk rock, and interprets the results in a broader stylistic and sociolinguistic context. (...)

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