Document Type : علمی - پژوهشی


Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran



Meaning-making in the Deleuze-Guattari semantic region is a revolutionary and artistic schizophrenia, contrary to the conventional process of semantics of conventional reason. Revolutionary means minor literature, and artistic means poetic. The poetics of meaning in poetry is held silently as an event similar to the poetic thought event in Heidegger's philosophy of art. Poetry's vow of silence is the creating place of recurring and different meanings that appear in the successive turns and intensities of body without organs. In this way, poetry uses meaning and truth as an event out of habit and as a dignity of existence. Hence, the eventfulness of poetry coincides with its meaning. Surprisingly, Archibald MacLeish builds beingness of poetry in ‘Ars Poetica’ by arranging the paradigms of silence, stillness, and wordlessness on familiar meaning-making. In this way, poetry does not tolerate the conventional meaning because it is concerned with different and intensified eventful meanings as being in the world. The present study is a Deleuzian-Heideggerian reading of MacLeish’s poetic art in the light of the above concepts and considers poetry as an event focused on pure and unfamiliar meaning and truth.