A Guide to Poetics Journal: Writing in the Expanded Field,

Lyn Hejinian and Barrett Watten are across the world well-known poet/critics. jointly they edited the hugely influential Poetics magazine, whose ten matters, released among 1982 and 1998, contributed to the surge of curiosity within the perform of poetics. A advisor to Poetics Journal provides the foremost conversations and debates from the magazine, and invitations readers to extend at the severe and artistic engagements they represent.

In making their decisions for the consultant, the editors have sought to show off a number of leading edge poetics and to point the variety of fields and actions with which they may be engaged. The creation and headnotes by way of the editors offer historic and thematic context for the articles.

The advisor is meant to be of sustained artistic and lecture room use, whereas the better half Archive of all ten problems with Poetics Journal permits clients to remix, remaster, and expand its practices and debates.

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Then I drive on, thinking of my own problems. the last time I saw him he was not walking. m. on north Bronson and hot, very hot, and he sat on a little ledge, bent, the pack still strapped to his back. I slowed down to look at his face. I had seen one or two other men in my life with looks on their faces like that. I speeded up and turned on the radio. I knew that look. I would never see him again. the elephants of Vietnam first they used to, he told me, gun and bomb the elephants, you could hear their screams over all the other sounds; but you flew high to bomb the people, you never saw it, just a little flash from way up but with the elephants you could watch it happen and hear how they screamed; I’d tell my buddies, listen, you guys stop that, but they just laughed as the elephants scattered throwing up their trunks (if they weren’t blown off ) opening their mouths wide and kicking their dumb clumsy legs as blood ran out of big holes in their bellies.

The bakers of 1935 secret laughter Democracy an empire of coins what? the American Flag Shirt now she’s free the simple truth gold in your eye a great writer the smoking car the shoelace self-inflicted wounds Verdi the young lady who lives in Canoga Park life of the king my failure a boy and his dog liberated woman and liberated man small talk the crunch fun house the poetry reading somebody the colored birds poem for personnel managers my fate my atomic stockpile Bruckner (2) hello, how are you?

What do you mean, he didn’t know? and what are those PILLS? ” as I drove along, I switched on the radio in search of some soothing music. there wasn’t any. the girl outside the supermarket a very tall girl lifts her nose at me outside a supermarket as if I were a walking garbage can; and I had no desire for her, no more desire than for a phone pole. what was her message? that I would never see the top of her pantyhose? I am a man in his 50s sex is no longer an aching mystery to me, so I can’t understand being snubbed by a phone pole.

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