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Avant-Garde Cooptation April 7, 2014: What follows is a brief account of avant-garde cooptation at work in conceptual writing and the related practice of “curating” digital archives of experimental art and literature. First what was the avant-garde? Not easily pinned down, it is usually taken for granted as a 20th century genealogy of passionate formal innovation and [...] by

New Books Include an Important Guide to Poetics & Act Like Polka Dot August 15, 2013: New books new books! Both of these are getting into our windows. For one: CAConrad has just published Act Like Polka Dot on Minnie Mouse's Skirt, with Albion Books, published by Brian Teare. This is for true fans, let's sell 'em out. "Published in August of 2013 in a limited edition of 200 copies, of which the first twenty are signed by the [...] by

The Poet’s Ear (Part 4) April 24, 2013: In my last post I used Robert Creeley’s “I Know a Man” to illustrate the basic principle behind torque: that of twisting or swerving away from an expected cadential trajectory. Creeley’s enjambments are both arbitrary and motivated at the same time: they continually threaten to jar us from the precipitous headlong syntax of the poem. [...] by

Michael Robbins Reviews Lyn Hejinian for the Chicago Tribune March 25, 2013: Over at the Chicago Tribune, Michael Robbins reviews Lyn Hejinian's My Life and My Life in the Nineties, recently reprinted together by Welseyan University Press, as we mentioned the other day. After "being a bit unfair" to Pete Inman and repeatedly referring to Language Poetry as boring, though producing "some terrific poets—Ted Greenwald, [...] by

Wesleyan Releases New Edition of Lyn Hejinian’s My Life March 13, 2013: Our trusty Green Integer copy of Lyn Hejinian's My Life will always be held dear, but get ready for something new--Wesleyan University Press has just published the seminal book in a new edition! It includes My Life in the Nineties, too! More from their site: New edition of one of the founding works of Language writing Lyn Hejinian [...] by

Editorial Piedra Cuervo in Baja Engages with Gertrude Stein, Lyn Hejinian, Kathy Acker & Juliana Spahr January 4, 2013: [caption id="attachment_59095" align="alignright" width="500"] Gidi Loza’s Desollada: visiones crónicas. Ensayando a Gertrude Stein, Lyn Hejinian, Kathy Acker y Juliana Spahr / Flayed: chronic visions. Rehearsing Gertrude Stein, Lyn Hejinian, Kathy Acker and Juliana Spahr.[/caption] Our Spanish is perpetually rusty, but we've been paying [...] by

Read This Bit Re: Lyn Hejinian’s Poetics of Failure June 28, 2012: We've been thinking about poetics of failure lately. And then comes along Barrett Watten, who suggests we circulate far and wide this passage from Lyn Hejinian's newest book, The Book of a Thousand Eyes (Omnidawn 2012), "for pedagogical and moral purposes." Well by all means! Read it: I am a failed fire chief I am a failed [...] by

Flavorwire Thinks of 10 Feminist Poets May 18, 2012: Flavorwire did everyone a favor and made a list of "10 feminist poets you should know." You might already know them. You might have more. We do! Like, a million! Michael Nicoloff, looking at you. Anyway, they've got Maya Angelou, Anne Waldman, Carol Ann Duffy, Margaret Atwood, Lyn Hejinian, Alice Walker, Katha Pollitt, Susan Howe, Carolyn [...] by

The Book of a Thousand Eyes February 24, 2012: Photo by Alan Bernheimer We have new books on the mind today for sure. Many thanks to Jacket2 and Charles Bernstein for drawing our attention to Lyn Hejinian's lastest book The Book of a Thousand Eyes. Hejinian describes the book in conversation with Rusty Morrison this way: Written over the course of two decades, The Book of a [...] by

Reading habits, part I November 30, 2009: Have been repeatedly making failed attempts at charting my reading habits in order to detect patterns and write about those patterns on this here blog with the hope that writing about the patterns will change them. What I’m finding is they change if I give any consciousness to their identification. For instance, I begin to think I am out of [...] by