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“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


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


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


Conclusion: Autobiography and the Language School

Dan Chiasson

in One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226103815
eISBN:
9780226103846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226103846.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

A surprising feature of experimental American poetry in the past several years has been its interest in autobiography as a concept. Several of the most important Language and post-Language writers ... More


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