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The Resource Experimentalism as reciprocal communication in contemporary American poetry : John Ashbery, Lyn Hejinian, Ron Silliman, Elina Siltanen

Experimentalism as reciprocal communication in contemporary American poetry : John Ashbery, Lyn Hejinian, Ron Silliman, Elina Siltanen

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Experimentalism as reciprocal communication in contemporary American poetry : John Ashbery, Lyn Hejinian, Ron Silliman
Title
Experimentalism as reciprocal communication in contemporary American poetry
Title remainder
John Ashbery, Lyn Hejinian, Ron Silliman
Statement of responsibility
Elina Siltanen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The poems of John Ashbery, Lyn Hejinian and Ron Silliman may seem to offer endless small details of expression, observation, thought and narrative which fail to hang together even from one line to the next. But as Elina Siltanen shows here, this extraordinary flow of uncoordinated detail can stimulate readers to join the poets in a delightful exploration of ordinary language. When readers take a poem in this spirit, they actually begin to read as members of a community: the community not only of themselves and other readers, but also including the poet and other poets, plus all the speakers of the language in which the poem is written. For all these different parties, that language is indeed a shared resource, and the way for readers to get started is simply by recalling or imagining some of the numerous kinds of context in which the given poem's words-phrases-sentences could, or could not, be successfully used. The rewards for such proactive readers are on the one hand a heightened sense of the subtle interweavings of language and life, and on the other hand a freshly empowered self-confidence. 0The point being that, within the community of contemporary experimental poetry, poets have no more authority than readers. Rejecting older cultural hierarchies, they present themselves as teasing out the idiomatic serendipities of their own poems together with their readers
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Siltanen, Elina,
Dewey number
811/.5409
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
FILLM studies in languages and literatures,
Series volume
volume 4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ashbery, John
  • Hejinian, Lyn
  • Silliman, Ronald
  • American poetry
  • Experimental poetry, American
  • Poetics
  • Communities in literature
  • Authors and readers
Label
Experimentalism as reciprocal communication in contemporary American poetry : John Ashbery, Lyn Hejinian, Ron Silliman, Elina Siltanen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Experimentalism as Reciprocal Communication in Contemporary American Poetry; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Series editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter€1. Introduction; 1.1 The poets, their contexts, and readers; 1.2 Reading conspicuously; 1.3 Prospectus; Chapter€2. "What makes you think this is a voice?": Reading presence and the self; 2.1 From the New York School to Language Writing: Against the single voice; 2.1.1 Modes of presence: The New York School and confessional poetry; 2.1.2 Constructing the self: Language Writing and the workshop lyric
  • 2.1.3 "Authenticity" / "sincerity" and Ashbery, Silliman and Hejinian's Postmodernism2.2 Possibilities for multiple presences: Redefining defining the self; 2.2.1 Pronominal indeterminacies in Ashbery; 2.2.2 "Attention is all"? Silliman's disrupted presences of the self; 2.2.3 "The self as a relationship": Hejinian writing (her)self; 2.3 "There is no 'I' as such": Escaping the self; Chapter€3. "Do you see how it posits you the reader?": Reading in a community; 3.1 Collaborative writing and collective reading; 3.1.1 The New York School: Towards a collective voice
  • 3.1.2 Language Writing collaborations: Collectivity and strangeness3.2 Hard work: Becoming a reader; 3.2.1 Making reading communities; 3.2.2 "Joining" a reading community; 3.2.3 Poetic address: Collaborating with readers; 3.3 Reading to escape the self; Chapter€4, "What of a poem that told you what it did?": Consciousness of poetry; 4.1 Unidentifiable writing: Poetry and criticism; 4.2 Poetic inquiries: Critical readings in and of poetry; 4.2.1 "new€/ Criticism": Dialogic art-critical discussion in Ashbery's "Litany."
  • 4.2.2 "Normal chores of verse": Theory-consciousness and constructedness in Silliman's "Ketjak" and "Ketjak2"4.2.3 "A language of inquiry": Hejinian and the discourse of poetry; 4.3 The experimental poem as an intersection; Chapter€5. "Pending panic of sense": Reading everyday communication in experimental poetry; 5.1 "Gazing at the stars": Particularity and commonality; 5.1.1 " Coming from the same place": Commonality and context in writing about the everyday; 5.1.2 "This is not repetition": Iteration and commonality; 5.2 A sense of the idiomatic
  • 5.2.1 "Transparent and needle-pure": Ashbery's everyday clichés5.2.2 " You spill the sugar when you lift the spoon": Everyday life turned idiom in Hejinian's writing; 5.2.3 "Cannot shut€/ revolving door": Silliman's idiomatic insistence; 5.3 Happily: Chance and the unexpected in the everyday; Chapter€6. Afterword: Reading writing as a shared encounter; References; Primary sources; Secondary sources; Index
Control code
ocn958422234
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027266392
Lccn
2016042328
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958422234
Label
Experimentalism as reciprocal communication in contemporary American poetry : John Ashbery, Lyn Hejinian, Ron Silliman, Elina Siltanen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Experimentalism as Reciprocal Communication in Contemporary American Poetry; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Series editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter€1. Introduction; 1.1 The poets, their contexts, and readers; 1.2 Reading conspicuously; 1.3 Prospectus; Chapter€2. "What makes you think this is a voice?": Reading presence and the self; 2.1 From the New York School to Language Writing: Against the single voice; 2.1.1 Modes of presence: The New York School and confessional poetry; 2.1.2 Constructing the self: Language Writing and the workshop lyric
  • 2.1.3 "Authenticity" / "sincerity" and Ashbery, Silliman and Hejinian's Postmodernism2.2 Possibilities for multiple presences: Redefining defining the self; 2.2.1 Pronominal indeterminacies in Ashbery; 2.2.2 "Attention is all"? Silliman's disrupted presences of the self; 2.2.3 "The self as a relationship": Hejinian writing (her)self; 2.3 "There is no 'I' as such": Escaping the self; Chapter€3. "Do you see how it posits you the reader?": Reading in a community; 3.1 Collaborative writing and collective reading; 3.1.1 The New York School: Towards a collective voice
  • 3.1.2 Language Writing collaborations: Collectivity and strangeness3.2 Hard work: Becoming a reader; 3.2.1 Making reading communities; 3.2.2 "Joining" a reading community; 3.2.3 Poetic address: Collaborating with readers; 3.3 Reading to escape the self; Chapter€4, "What of a poem that told you what it did?": Consciousness of poetry; 4.1 Unidentifiable writing: Poetry and criticism; 4.2 Poetic inquiries: Critical readings in and of poetry; 4.2.1 "new€/ Criticism": Dialogic art-critical discussion in Ashbery's "Litany."
  • 4.2.2 "Normal chores of verse": Theory-consciousness and constructedness in Silliman's "Ketjak" and "Ketjak2"4.2.3 "A language of inquiry": Hejinian and the discourse of poetry; 4.3 The experimental poem as an intersection; Chapter€5. "Pending panic of sense": Reading everyday communication in experimental poetry; 5.1 "Gazing at the stars": Particularity and commonality; 5.1.1 " Coming from the same place": Commonality and context in writing about the everyday; 5.1.2 "This is not repetition": Iteration and commonality; 5.2 A sense of the idiomatic
  • 5.2.1 "Transparent and needle-pure": Ashbery's everyday clichés5.2.2 " You spill the sugar when you lift the spoon": Everyday life turned idiom in Hejinian's writing; 5.2.3 "Cannot shut€/ revolving door": Silliman's idiomatic insistence; 5.3 Happily: Chance and the unexpected in the everyday; Chapter€6. Afterword: Reading writing as a shared encounter; References; Primary sources; Secondary sources; Index
Control code
ocn958422234
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027266392
Lccn
2016042328
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958422234

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