This kind of poetics would seem very much like a book of trigonometry to a child who just wants to draw pictures.
According to Friedrich Schlegel, the creation of a “poetical poetics” (eine poetische Poetik) was one of “the most important desiderata of philosophy” (F 165). (...)
A poetics of the moment would appear to postulate the end of, or at least a limit to, the problems traditionally assigned to genre theory. After all, a literary genre enables us to find constants among literary elements, to look for invariants amid literary variability: common, constant, and intersubjective traits – a kind of model, representing the idealization of the real, the momentary, of a given literary work. (...)
“The present work is the fruit of reflection on Polish verse of the last half century” – with these words, in 1999, Artur Grabowski began his great book Wiersz: forma i sens (Poem: Form and Sense), in which he offered an intriguing elaboration of his concept of momentaneous systems in the history of Polish poetry. (...)