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Language Poetry and Collective Life

Oren Izenberg

in Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144832
eISBN:
9781400836529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144832.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the logic behind Bob Perelman's wish to produce an account of poetry as an enterprise deeply involved in manifesting the possibility of social life, or in producing confidence ... More


Poems, Poetry, Personhood

Oren Izenberg

in Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144832
eISBN:
9781400836529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144832.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores a set of interdependent problems in the history, theory, and politics of recent Anglo-American poetry while offering a challenge and an alternative to a nearly unanimous ... More


A=L=L=E=G=O=R=I=E=S: Peter Inman, Myung Mi Kim, Lyn Hejinian

Michael Golston

in Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164306
eISBN:
9780231538633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 is a study of allegory in Language poetry, specifically in the works of Peter Inman, Lyn Hejinian, and Myung Mi Kim (the latter, strictly speaking, a post-Language poet). It begins by ... More


Barthes in Journals

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/9781786941367.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

As many of the poets considered here belonged to poetry ‘movements’ which constituted themselves through journals, this chapter is structured around those journals, considering the various ways in ... 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


“There Is No Content Here, Only Dailiness”: Poetry as Critique of Everyday Life in Ron Silliman’s Ketjak

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/9780199972128.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that Ron Silliman, a founding member of the avant-garde movement known as Language poetry, is a quintessential poet of the quotidian whose work has rightly been called “an epic of ... More


Poetry & Barthes: Anglophone Responses 1970-2000

Calum Gardner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941367
eISBN:
9781789629231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941367.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book is the first study of how the work of Roland Barthes, one of the most influential literary theorists of the twentieth century, came to be understood by poets working in English. Beginning ... More


Lyn Hejinian and Russian Estrangement

Jacob Edmond

in A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242597
eISBN:
9780823242634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242597.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Through an examination of US Language poet Lyn Hejinian’s encounter with Russia, this chapter argues that estrangement––far from being the product of a free-floating transnational modernism––remains ... More


Radical Measures

Fiona Sampson

in Lyric Cousins: Poetry and Musical Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402927
eISBN:
9781474426862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402927.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the radical nature of the Language poets. Strongly associated since the 1960s with the West Coast in the United States and with Cambridge in the United Kingdom, the Language ... More


Laughing in Tune: R.E.M. and The Post‐Confessional Lyric

Jeffrey Roessner

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031564
eISBN:
9781617031571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

R.E.M. came to prominence in the early 1980s as the antithesis of nearly every trend in corporate rock music. In contrast to top-forty rock, which was hyper-produced, strident, and awash in ... More


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