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Public World - Syntactically Impermanence

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ISBN-10: 081956379X

ISBN-13: 9780819563798

Edition: 1999

Authors: Leslie Scalapino

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The Public World / Syntactically Impermanence is a brilliant consideration of the strategies of poetry, and the similarities between early Zen thought and some American avant-garde writings that counter the "language of determinateness," or conventions of perception. The theme of the essays is poetic language which critiques itself, recognizing its own conceptual formations of private and social, the form or syntax of the language being "syntactically impermanence." Whether writing reflexively on her own poetry or looking closely at the writing of her peers, Leslie Scalapino makes us aware of the split between commentary (discourse and interpretation) and interior experience. The "poetry"…    
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 8/27/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 158
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

PHILIP WHALEN (1923-2002) was an influential Beat poet and the author of dozens of books of novels and poetry, including On Bear's Head, The Diamond Noodle, and Overtime. MICHAEL ROTHENBERG is one of the literary executors of Whalen's estate, and the editor of www.bigbridge.org. Also the editor of major volumes of selected poetry by Philip Whalen, Joanne Kyger, David Meltzer, and Edward Dorn, he lives north of San Francisco.

Demonstration/Commentary
The Radical Nature of Experience
The Cannon
Silence and Sound/Text
Footnoting
thin-space
Experience/'On' Sight
'Thinking Serially' in For Love, Words, and Pieces
The Recovery of the Public World
As: All Occurrence in Structure, Unseen
The Weatherman Turns Himself In
As: All Occurrence in Structure, Unseen--(Deer Night)
Friendship