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“For those seeking to define an historical territory for visual poetry, women seem to play an insignificant role in the genre. From my point of view, there are female visual poets everywhere.” Jessica Smith, editor of this edition of Evening Will Come.
Free ebook of essays from the Argotist by Jessica Smith.
Composed between 2000 and 2006, these short essays on poetry and poetics straddle the genres of traditional academic essay and manifesto. They include analyses of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetics (Andrews, Bernstein, DuPlessis, Hejinian, Howe, McCaffery, and Silliman) and poetry by Modernists Eliot, Stein, and Zukofsky; 19th Century poets Browning, Rossetti and Shelley; and contemporary poets Cecilia Vicuña and Christian Bök. Spinning 200 years of poetry and philosophy, Smith weaves a theory of the concomitance of space and time in language.
Jessica Smith reviews this wonderful looking object. get your pennies out of your pockets.
The amazing thing about Spell/ing () Bound is how fully conceived it is. There’s not a false step, but there are many surprises. I’m not sure how closely the collaborators worked together or what their parameters were when writing their three individual parts, or whether the magic came together in the editorial process, but it seems like each combination brings off a new meaning and metacommentary.