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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 163–183.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Yi Feng Abstract As a prominent representative figure of American Language poetry, Charles Bernstein has incorporated many themes concerning “nothingness” into his poetry. Contrary to the traditional Western philosophy that defines the concept of “nothingness” as meaninglessness and agnosticism...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 99–105.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Leevi Lehto Abstract Leevi Lehto, in a keynote on American poetry presented in China, outlines the challenges and possibilities of Language poetry outside the American context, with specific relation to the meaning of translation. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 Language...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 201–208.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Paul A. Bové Criticism should take on board the traditions of Blackmur, Auerbach, and Said to deal philologically and lovingly with the human history recorded and created in the use of language. Poetry especially is the vestibule for critics who understand that categorical and conceptual knowledge...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 107–112.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich Abstract The following text was published in German as an afterword to the bilingual poetry collection Charles Bernstein: Angriff der Schwierigen Gedichte (München: luxbooks, 2014). Originally intended as a critical survey and introduction for German-language readers...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 85–89.
Published: 01 November 2021
... . From the first, Bernstein emphasized the idea that poetry is not the expression of feeling but a constructivist art in which language is taken out of its normal context and recharged. In “Artifice of Absorption,” Bernstein insists that the poet uses all the tools at his command to create a new kind...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 215–230.
Published: 01 November 2021
... toward language. They have much in common in terms of poetics: in the rejection of loud phrases, prophetic statements, emotions, confessionalism, and certain self-centeredness. Poetry is a private matter for both. Both have poetics built on the “oddness that stays odd,” as Bernstein himself put...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (4): 67–110.
Published: 01 November 2022
... and perform together as the Black Took Collective, practice what this article calls a poetics of thingification : a poetry that draws attention to language's capacity for reification in general and for racial objectification in particular. Drawing upon thing theory and recent scholarship on race and avant...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 113–127.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Enrique Winter Abstract As an introduction to Charles Bernstein's first poetry collection in Spanish, his translator traces a genealogy of linguistic procedures in American poetry and other theoretical and artistic sources relevant to the Language poets as well as to those influenced by them...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 279–297.
Published: 01 November 2021
... that moves beyond his poetry's earlier emphases on the purely interpersonal and material nature of language and its uses. Through a discussion of Bernstein's concept of the never-attained “virtual” in his essay “Poetics of the Americas” and philosopher Gilles Deleuze's concept of the “virtual,” I argue...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (4): 171–194.
Published: 01 November 2023
... a poem employs more than one language and examines the relations between them. The third section asks whether the term translingual poetry might be used to refer not just to language‐mixing but rather to a special way of handling even a single language. The fourth section tries to think of “translingual...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 231–254.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to acquire a new point of view—to inquire into language, into poetics, into life, into reality. This poetics indeed resonates with Barin Ghosal's Expansive Consciousness theory in the world of Bengali New Poetry. Both are inventive poetics of an eccentric centrifugal journey toward infinite possibilities...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 39–44.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Daniel Tiffany Abstract This short essay makes inquiries and observations about how Norman O. Brown understands the confluence of poetry and prophecy, especially concerning the sorts of language he associates with “prophetic” poetry. Specifically, the essay attempts to identify more clearly...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (4): 75–96.
Published: 01 November 2023
... life to poetry in and as translation—translating as he always is across every language he nomadically inhabits. Joris is also a poet who, like Celan, and many others of us, arrived at the shores of poetry by way of translation. 5 Thus, I emphatically disagree with Ruth Franklin's ( 2020...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 1–3.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Paul A. Bové Abstract Charles Bernstein is a major crossing point for poetry and poetics. His art and discussion of poetry exploit and develop the vernaculars of language as they echo across time and international borders and national languages. Reference Bernstein Charles . 2016...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (4): 1–27.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of California Book of North African Literature , volume 4 of Poems for the Millennium ), and the importance of French poet Edmond Jabès. He goes on to address his choice to write in his fourth language, English, and the formative readings of American poetry and his connection to some of the New American Poets...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 157–194.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., aesthetic revolution, unbounded exploration of language, and other forms of notable unconventionality.” By emphasizing “radical writing” rather than innovative or experimental poetry, Hunt and Martin eschew the fraught terminology of aesthetic innovation and experimentalism in favor of radicalism's...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 159–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
... being unable to speak standard English but their choosing it as a symbol of local identity.”15 Even Bernstein, despite the rumor that language writing is “against” identity or poetic voice, acknowledges “as long as social relations are skewed, who speaks in poetry will never be a neutral matter...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 99–128.
Published: 01 August 2017
... of reference; this has little to do with the covert materialism that I hope to recover in Wordsworth, where the formal properties of poetry are used to record a simultaneous material persistence and autonomy in language and the external world both. Simon 3. I have traced the consequences of this idea...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 139–156.
Published: 01 November 2020
... with over three thousand poems and great acclaim from US innovative poetic communities. It then relates Eigner to those communities, specifically Black Mountain in the 1950s and 1960s and the Language writers decades later. Eigner’s poetry is glancingly compared with that of Keats and of Dickinson...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 129–157.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Stathis Gourgouris “Cavafy's Debt” is an examination of poetic indebtedness in a context that defies calculation. What do societies owe to their poets? What does it mean for societies to lay claim to poets? What do poets owe to their language? What does it mean for poetry to exist beyond its...