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We who love to be astonished : experimental women's writing and performance poetics

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  • Creator edited by Laura Hinton and Cynthia Hogue
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2002] ©2002
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780817310943, 0817310940, 9780817310950, 0817310959
  • OCLC ocm46822251

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-282) and index.

Contents

  • Introduction: oppositions and astonishing continguities / by Laura Hinton and Cynthia Hogue -- Part I. Formal thresholds -- "A poetics of emerging evidence": experiment in Kathleen Fraser's poetry / by Eileen Gregory -- Asterisk: separation at the threshold of meaning in the poetry of Rae Armantrout / by Ron Silliman -- Alice Notley's experimental epic: "an ecstasy of finding another way of being" / by Susan McCabe -- Intimacy and experiment in Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge's Empathy / by Charles Altieri -- Part II. In the margins of form -- Towards a new politics of representation? absence and desire in Denise Chávez's The last of the menu girls / by AnaLouise Keating -- Beyond the frame of whiteness: Harryette Mullen's revisionary border work / by Cynthia Hogue -- Untranslatable communities, productive translation, and public transport: Rosmarie Waldrop's A key into the language of America and Joy Harjo's The woman who fell from the sky / by Jonathan Monroe -- "Nothing, for a woman, is worth trying": a key into the rules of Rosmarie Waldrop's experimentalism / by Lynn Keller -- Rules and restraints in women's experimental writing / by Carla Harryman -- Part III. The visual referent/visual page -- Im.age ... dis.solve: the linguistic image in the critical lyric of Norma Cole and Ann Lauterbach / by Charles Borkhuis -- Postmodern romance and the descriptive fetish of vision in Fanny Howe's The lives of a spirit and Lyn Hejinian's My life / by Laura Hinton -- "Drawings with words": Susan Howe's visual poetics / by Alan Golding -- "Bodies written off": economies of race and gender in the visual/verbal collaborative clash of Erica Hunt's and Alison Saar's Arcade / by Linda A. Kinnahan -- Part IV. Performative bodies -- "In another tongue": body, image, text in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictée / by Elisabeth A. Frost -- Painful bodies: Kathy Acker's last texts / by Nicole Cooley -- "Eyes in all heads": Anne Waldman's performance of bigendered imagination in Iovis 1 / by Heather Thomas -- "Sonic revolutionaries": voice and experiment in the spoken-word poetry of Tracie Morris / by Kathleen Crown -- Capillary currents: Jayne Cortez / by Aldon Lynn Nielsen -- Afterword: "Draft 48: being astonished" / by Rachel Blau DuPlessis
  • Introduction: oppositions and astonishing contingencies / by Laura Hinton and Cynthia Hogue -- Part i. Formal thresholds -- A poetics of emerging evidence: experiment in Kathleen Fraser's poetry / by Eileen Gregory -- Asterisk: separation at the threshold of meaning in the poetry of Rae Armantrout / by Ron Silliman -- Alice Notley's experimental epic: "an ecstasy of finding another way of being" / by Susan Mccabe -- Intimacy and experiment in Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge's Empathy / by Charles Altieri -- Part ii. In the margins of form towards a new politics of representation? absence and desire in Denise Chavez's The last of the menu girls / by Analouise Keating -- Beyond the frame of whiteness: Harryette Mullen's revisionary border work / by Cynthia Hogue -- Untranslatable communities, productive translations, and public transport: Rosmarie Waldrop's a key into the language of America and Joy Harjo's The woman who fell from the sky / by Jonathan Monroe -- "Nothing, for a woman, is worth trying": a key into the rules of Rosmarie Waldrop's experimentalism -- by Lynn Keller -- Rules and restraints in women's experimental writing / by Carla Harryman -- Part iii. The visual referent/visual page -- Im.age . . . dis.solve: the critical image in the poetry of Ann Lauterbach and Norma Cole / by Charles Borkhuis -- Postmodern romance and the descriptive fetish of vision in Fanny Howe's The lives of a spirit and Lyn Hejinian's My life / by Laura Hinton -- "Drawings with words": Susan Howe's visual poetics / by Alan Golding -- "Bodies written off": economies of race and gender in the visual/verbal collaborative clash of Erica Hunt's and Alison Aaar's Arcade / by Linda Kinnahan -- Part iv. Performative bodies "in another tongue": text, image, body in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dicte / by Elizabeth A. Frost -- Painful bodies: Kathy Acker's last texts / by Nicole Cooley -- "Eyes in all heads": Anne Waldman's performance of bigendered imagination in iovis / By Heather Thomas -- "Sonic revolutionaries": voice and experiment in the spoken-word poetry of Tracie Morris / by Kathleen Crown -- Capillary currents: Jayne Cortez / by Aldon Nielsen -- Afterword: "Draft 48: being astonished" / by Rachel Blau Duplessis