By Rachel Blau DuPlessis,Peter Quartermain,Eric Homberger,Peter Middleton,Burton Hatlen,Alan Golding,Charles Altieri,Yves di Manno,Charles Bernstein,John Seed,Michael Heller,Norman Finkelstein,Peter Nichols,Robert Franciosi,Andrew Crozier,Stephen Fredman,Min
Thus, argue editors Rachel Blau DuPlessis and Peter Quartermain, the time has come for an anthology that unites crucial works on Objectivist practices and provides Objectivist writing as an expansion of the probabilities of poetry instead of as a determinable and definable literary flow. The authors' collective goal is to convey awareness to this team of poets and to exemplify and specify cultural readings for poetic texts--readings alert to the fabric global, politics, society, and background, and readings thinking about the construction, dissemination, and reception of poetic texts.
The participants think of Basil Bunting, Lorine Niedecker, George Oppen, Carl Rakosi, Charles Reznikoff, and Louis Zukofsky inside either their historic milieu and our personal. The essays insist on poetry as a method of notion; examine and review Objectivist politics; specialize in the moral, religious, and non secular concerns raised by way of convinced Objectivist affiliations with Judaism; and discover the dissemination of poetic texts and the vagaries of Objectivist reception. operating during the ebook are comparable threads: Objectivist writing as commonly a convention conscious of its personal ancient and social contingency and Objectivist writing as a website of complexity, contestation, interrogation, and disagreement.