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Writing the Maternal Everyday: Bernadette Mayer and Her “Daughters”

Andrew Epstein

in Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199972128
eISBN:
9780190608965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199972128.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that Bernadette Mayer develops a groundbreaking, influential mode referred to as “the poetics of the maternal everyday”: a feminist aesthetic that explores how daily experience is ... More


Barthes in America

Calum Gardner

in Poetry & Barthes: Anglophone Responses 1970-2000

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941367
eISBN:
9781789629231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941367.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers how Barthes was read in America, among a far wider range of poets than in Britain. It starts with a brief consideration of Robert Duncan’s essay on the ‘kopoltus’, and then ... More


The Feminization of Speedup

Jasper Bernes

in The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780804796415
eISBN:
9781503602601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796415.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Engaging debates around the status of unpaid reproductive labor, this chapter investigates Bernadette Mayer’s multifarious project Memory, which is simultaneously a performance, a conceptual work, an ... More


Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture

Andrew Epstein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199972128
eISBN:
9780190608965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199972128.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Attention Equals Life examines why a quest to pay attention to daily life has increasingly become a central feature of both contemporary American poetry and the wider culture of which it is a part. ... More


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