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Writing not writing : poetry, crisis, and responsibility, Tom Fisher

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Writing not writing : poetry, crisis, and responsibility
Title
Writing not writing
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poetry, crisis, and responsibility
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Tom Fisher
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eng
Summary
"The poet George Oppen comments, "There are situations which cannot honorably [be] met by art, and surely no one need fiddle precisely at the moment that the house next door is burning." To write poetry under such circumstances, he continues, "would be a treason to one's neighbor." Committing himself, then, to more direct and conventional forms of response and responsibility, Oppen leaves poetry behind for twenty-five years. The disasters of the 1930s, for Oppen, put poetry into a fundamental question that could not be resolved or overcome. Yet if crisis is continual, then poetry is always turning away from the neighbor in need, always an irresponsible response in a world persistently falling apart. Writing Not Writing both confirms this question into which crisis puts poetry and explores alternative modes of "response" and "responsibility" that poetry makes possible. Reading the silences of Oppen, Carl Rakosi, and Bob Kaufman, the renunciation of Laura Riding, and other more contemporary instances and modes of poetic abnegation, Tom Fisher explores silence, refusal, and disavowal as political and ethical modes of response in a time of continuous crisis. Through a turn away from writing, these poets offer strategies of refusal and departure that leave anagrammatical hollows behind, activating the negational capacities of writing and aesthetics to disrupt the empire of sense, speech, and agency. Fisher's work is both an engaging and detailed analysis of four individual poets who left poetry behind and a theoretically provocative exploration of the political and ethical possibilities of silence, not-doing, and disavowal. In lucid but nuanced terms, Fisher makes the case that, from at least modernism forward, poetry is marked by refusals of speech and sense in order to open possibilities of response outside conventional forms of responsibility"--
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1969-
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Fisher, Tom
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS323.5
LC item number
.F57 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Contemp North American poetry
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  • Oppen, George
  • Rakosi, Carl
  • Kaufman, Bob
  • Riding, Laura
  • Kaufman, Bob
  • Oppen, George
  • Rakosi, Carl
  • Riding, Laura
  • American poetry
  • Literature and society
  • Poetics
  • Responsibility in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American poetry
  • Literature and society
  • Poetics
  • Responsibility in literature
  • United States
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
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Writing not writing : poetry, crisis, and responsibility, Tom Fisher
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface; Introduction: "No More Words"; 1. A Political Poetics: The Essential Life of the Poem; 2. Laura Riding and the End of Poetry; 3. "Waiting for a Poem": Work and Writing; 4. The Audible and the Inaudible: The Politics of Silence; Conclusion: Writing's Refusal; Notes; Works Cited; Index
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1 online resource.
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9781609384814
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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remote
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22573/ctt20qd7nw
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  • (OCoLC)987439165
  • (OCoLC)ocn987439165
Label
Writing not writing : poetry, crisis, and responsibility, Tom Fisher
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface; Introduction: "No More Words"; 1. A Political Poetics: The Essential Life of the Poem; 2. Laura Riding and the End of Poetry; 3. "Waiting for a Poem": Work and Writing; 4. The Audible and the Inaudible: The Politics of Silence; Conclusion: Writing's Refusal; Notes; Works Cited; Index
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609384814
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt20qd7nw
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987439165
  • (OCoLC)ocn987439165

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