26 April 2009

magenta whip

See a surprisingly adept review of Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip. Mark Callanan sentiments on reading post-avant poetry is that it is like "the frustration of trying to remember a forgotten word that flits past one's mind, tantalizing, never quite apprehended." I think this touches on the common resistance to new poetries that involves the reader "not getting it"--whatever "getting it" means--instead of a different kind of reading act in which the reader interacts with the poem less as a resource extraction machine and more like a walk in the woods.


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