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Chain: Memoir/Anti-Memoir
Juliana Spahr (Editor)
1930068018
June 2000
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Book Description
Memoir/Antimemoir presents new works that show the expanse and range of contemporary memoir. The works gathered here reveal memoir as re-invention, as generic interplay, as conversations among works, as travel back and forth and across times and states of mind. One can see in these works the political and psychic stakes involved in self-representation. Features work by C. S. Giscombe, Lisa Jarnot, Shirin Neshat, Edwin Torres, Ron Silliman, Anne Waldman, and Rosmarie Waldrop.


Demo to Ink
Ron Silliman
0925904074
February 1992
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Lit
Ron Silliman
0937013188
Dec 1987
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N/O: Non OZ: Being Two Parts of the Alphabet
Ron Silliman
0937804568
May 1994
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Toner
Ron Silliman
0937013439
Nov 1992
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New Sentence
Ron Silliman
0937804207
January 1987
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In the American Tree
Ron Silliman
0943373514
Feb 2002
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6 x 9 trim.


The Sophist
Charles Bernstein
1844710009
August 2004
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About the Author
Charles Bernstein was born in Manhattan in 1950. He has published 27 collections of poetry including With Strings (University of Chicago Press, 2001), Republics of Reality: Poems 1975-1984 (Sun & Moon, 2000) and Controlling Interests (reprinted by Roof in 2004). His essays are included in My Way: Speeches and Poems (Chicago, 1999) and Content’s Dream: Essays 1975-1984 (reprinted by Northwestern University Press, 2001). Bernstein is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Author page: epc.buffalo.edu.


Leningrad
Michael Davidson
1562790056
June 1991
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From Publishers Weekly
The impetus for this collective work comes from the attendance of ``language'' poets Davidson ( The San Francisco Renaissance ), Hejinian ( My Life ), Silliman ( Ketjak ) and Watten ( Conduit ) at a 1989 Leningrad conference on ``Language-Consciousness-Society.'' Silliman's introduction claims that they're in the vanguard of those recording the ``opening'' of the Soviet Union to the West, but in fact these contributors seem to be at least as interested in themselves as in their surroundings. The quartet's contributions are intermingled and nonchronological; the authors explain, ``It should be somewhat unclear . . . just who is speaking.'' Severalpk passages record reactions to events: dismay at the racism displayed by some Russians, smug superiority to an American tour group in a museum. Others explore questions...


Tjanting
Ron Silliman
1876857196
September 2002
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Review
Keith Tuma Sulfur : It’s true we need another Allen Ginsberg. Unfortunately, I don’t see one on the horizon, unless Ron Silliman can get himself arrested.
C.D. Wright Jacket : Of all the Language Poets, Silliman’s express-line writing was and is the one that stuck to my ribs. It was so thingy, so specific, so formally radical, so hard-headed, yet witty, and now and then, in spite of itself, lyric. I liked his post-industrial music. I loved Ketjak and Tjanting and Paradise … And the reach – the compulsion to pull everything in.
Hank Lazer The Nation : Silliman’s writing is fun to read: Its pleasure lies in the gradual unfolding of intricate forms and in the mix of puns, declarations, sounds and sights from our daily environment, the range of references from...


Under Albany
Ron Silliman
1844710513
November 2004
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One of the major language poets (and now an ardent poetry blogger), Silliman has previously referred to his poem Albany, published in 1981, as his autobiography. Here he uses the spare sentences of that language-era work as starting points for yet another round of self-fashioning. The book closes with the sentence "It is not possible to 'describe a life,' "; what Silliman gives us is not descriptions of the antiwar protests of the late '60s, his various living arrangements or childhood in working-class California, but the infinitely branching chains of event and idea of which a life is composed. When Silliman notes that the first lines of Ketjak were inspired by a performance of Steve Reich's Drumming or explains that his work in the prison reform movement has taught him "the sense of time as urgency without...


Veil: New and Selected Poems
Rae Armantrout
0819564508
January 2001
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From Publishers Weekly
The San Diego-based Armantrout is usually considered the most lyrically oriented of the language poets, eschewing the longer, process-oriented works of the San Francisco wing (now geographically scattered) of her fellow travelers. Her 1998 autobiographical work, True, demonstrated that she could write compelling, if not virtuosic, prose; Wesleyan's selection shows that as with William Carlos Williams, to whom Armantrout owes a debt in the curious torquing of her sentences it is not stylistic pyrotechnics, grandiose theoretical syntheses or encyclopedic references that drives these terrific poems, but an original and quirky turn of mind. Veil includes work from seven previous collections, including The Pretext (which Green Integer is finally issuing whole), and a section of 19 new poems clocking in at 32 pages....


Xing
Ron Silliman
0971186391
January 2004
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Twentieth-Century American Poetics: Poets on the Art of Poetry
Dana Gioia
0072414723
December 2003
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Book Description
This comprehensive chronological anthology includes 58 essays on poetry by 53 poets. Starting with James Weldon Johnson and Robert Frost, the book offers diverse and often conflicting accounts of the nature and function of poetry. The collection includes rarely anthologized essays by Jack Spicer, Rhina Espaillat, Anne Stevenson, and Ron Silliman, as well as work by some of the finest younger critics in America, including William Logan, Alice Fulton, and Christian Wiman.

About the Author
David Mason grew up in Bellingham, Washington and has lived in Colorado, Alaska, New York, Pennsylvania and Greece. From 1989 to 1998, he taught at Moorhead State University, and he has since joined the faculty of his alma mater, The Colorado College. He received his doctorate from The...

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