#1 It is really difficult, considering its irreductibility in principle, its non-liability to the rigid theoretical formulation, to present the geopoetics in few words. For this occasion, after all, some of its initial determinants will suffice; so we can dive “skillfully” in the vigorous spiritual perspective, which in this difficult and uncertain time is opening in front of us.
1. The geopoetics is a “movement that relates to the way man exists in the world” – is said in the programmatic work by Kennet White, inspirationally entitled “The plateau of the albatross – introduction to geopoetics” (1997:17).
The geopoetics renews the ancient meaning and reflection of the notion “poetics”’ perceiving in it a fundamental discipline, transgenreic conception or more correctly, creation of the world and creation of the mind. The geopoetics as a term has been in existence since 1978 and ten years later was established in France as International Geopoetics Institute, accompanied by the journal Cahiers de Geopoetique. #3 Today it is a movement of the fellow-souls from all the continents, among them are the representatives of the Macedonian cultural space, before all, the writer, essayist and multimedia author, Aleksandar Prokopiev, who was one of the initiators for starting the new edition “Geopoetics” by a private publisher in Skopje. An attestation for his spiritual and literary – artistic kinship with the geopoetics, among others is the publishing of his last book of novels “Ars Amatoria” in the renowned edition of the Center for Geopoetics in Belgrade, 1998.
The general orientation of the geopoetics is contained in the plea for the intellectual nomadism and the spiritual experience of the nomady, in general:
“ In this literature, that can be called nomadic, the question is not about elaboration of a teaching, nor about telling stories, neither about following proven routes. It is about movement of the thought, which does not submit to codes, about georaphy of the spirit, which does not submit to systems” (1995:363).
In other words it affirms the “secondary mode of thinking”, wavelike logic of the ancient, androgyny and Protean goddess Metis, the dionysean principle; including at the same time the creative part of the chaos, sensing in it potentially creative force, “chaosmos”.
In accord with the determination for the intellectual nomadism, geopoetics (as Nitzche suggested in the Birth of the tragedy) investigates the “field of the potential convergence” between the science, the philosophy, and the poetry – in that way refuting the strict and rigid orientation and the exclusive linkage to only one privileged method and discipline.
“I do not write critics, except in passing by, I do not establish system of doctrines… I perform work of a cartographer” Kennet White will announce in one of his interviews; in that way standing openly and programmatically for the model of creative, refined, rhetorically likable and attractive critique, which doesn’t follow already cultivated, established and non-provoking routes, methods and repressive systems that destroy the charm of the authentic, individual experience.