Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Question 4 (Because why not keep going?)


This is another question that seems to circle the obsessions of 1973.  Is there any interest in it in 2013?  Answer if you’d like.  It’s far away in the distance, waving to you.  (See how it still feels the weight of Pound?  Can we save it?)  (And also the idea of “the experience of the text” that it’s either avoiding or unaware of.) 
 

Q: I wonder how much you believe a direct representation of experience is possible in poetry, apart from interpretation or comprehension or distillation of the materials of the experience. 

 

 

2 Comments:

At 1/15/2013 8:22 AM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

I mean, can't you just hear Language Writing rolling over in its grave?

 
At 1/15/2013 11:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LangPo is not in its grave. Or, it is its own grave, from which it speaks, feelingly. It remains with us, ambulant, voluble.

--Eli

 

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