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positions (2005) 13 (1): 285–290.
Published: 01 February 2005
...Lawrence Ferlinghetti 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Totalitarian Democracy: A New Poem Lawrence Ferlinghetti The first fine dawn of life on earth The first light of the first morning The first evening star...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 18–23.
Published: 01 February 1993
... Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 By Leung Ping-kwan. Translated by Gordon T. Osing and the author. These poems will appear in City at the End of Time , a volume of Leung's poems to be jointly published by Twilight Book Store and the Department of Comparative Literature...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 581–584.
Published: 01 August 1993
...Pak No-hae Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Document Two Poems Pak No-hae Crying Out for Fingerprints Braving sleet as we make our way, Musing, with a smile, how nice it’d be To have occasional breaks...
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positions (1995) 3 (3): 723–727.
Published: 01 August 1995
...Ishigaki Rin Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Five Poems lshigaki Rin Cocoon It is not that the force of the bomb is great but that the earth is small Just as a silkworm eats mulberry leaves...
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positions (2021) 29 (1): 141–162.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Hendrik M. J. Maier The Indonesian poet Chairil Anwar (1922–49) appears to have known it all along: his poems, evoking loneliness and failed communication, written in a self-proclaimed new language, were to remain incomplete and unfinished. Incomplete because they were to be read again and again...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 250–273.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Thomas LaMarre Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Writing Doubled Over, Broken: Provisional Names, Acrostic Poems, and the Perpetual Contest of Doubles in Heian Japan Thomas LaMarre It has now become nearly impossible to think of writing in early...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 557.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Ko Ūn 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Commentary Four Poems Ko Un¯ Echo To mountains at dusk What are you? What are you are you A Rainbow There are such things, straightening clothes...
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positions (2018) 26 (1): 151–183.
Published: 01 February 2018
... findings on the poet’s “incognito,” the essay studies the logic of Benjamin’s findings, testing that logic through a reading of the prose-poem titled “La fausse monnaie.” It concludes by discussing Benjamin’s hypothesis in light of Jacques Derrida’s essay on that poem, as developed in his book Given Time...
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positions (2016) 24 (3): 653–667.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Korea?” Notes from the Divided Country in many ways grapples with this very question and can be seen as an effort to remember the “Forgotten War” through vivid, chilling, moving poems that depict the enduring trauma of wartime violence from the perspective of diasporic postmemory. Taking Hirsch's work...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 237–262.
Published: 01 February 2014
...King-Kok Cheung This essay takes issue both with scholars who consider Chinese allusions in Asian American literature as Orientalist and with critics who advocate wholesale reclamation of an Asian (heroic) tradition. It shows through a detailed analysis of two poems how Chinese American writers...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 629–659.
Published: 01 August 2008
...-projected attitudes. While thematically arranged, usually in sequences more or less centered on romantic entanglements, these poems reflect the rational, national, industrial capitalist environment and its totalizing effects. Critical lines of escape are left only in the force of fresh juxtaposition...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 559.
Published: 01 May 2000
... concern for social and political reality as such was often rejected or derided. The vogue for “Zen poems” in the early 1990s can be seen as a reflection of this atmosphere. While the merits of individual productions naturally vary...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 91–111.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Claudia Pozzana Duke University Press 2007 Distances of Poetry: An Introduction to Bei Dao Claudia Pozzana “A poet,” writes Bei Dao, “must establish his world through his poems — a sincere and unique world, a world of justice and humanity.”1...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 687–711.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and pragmatics of spreading texts. Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Virus as Hermeneutic: From Gu Cheng to Xie Ye Nick Admussen Introduction Heather Inwood s monograph Verse Going Viral contains a fascinating story of the circulation of a poem after the earthquake in Wenchuan China, in 2008...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 February 1993
... space in which it is produced. The text is a volume of translations of some forty poems by the Hong Kong writer Leung Ping-kwan (better known under his pen name, Ye Si) rendered into English verse by the American poet Gordon...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 465–497.
Published: 01 May 2000
... people recited both Chinese and Japanese poems, she writes, “I cannot record the Chinese poems (kara uta), but the new governor composed this Japanese poem (yamato uta)” (Twelfth Month, Twenty-sixth Day, 264).8 Although the reason why the narrator...
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positions (2017) 25 (2): 351–387.
Published: 01 May 2017
... politique du poème (Heidegger: The Politics of the Poem) , 117 – 156 . Paris : Galilée . Masao Maruyama Noboru Satō Katsumi Umemoto . [1966] 1983 . Sengo Nihon no kakushin shisō (Revolutionary Thought in Postwar Japan) . Tokyo : Gendai no Rironsha . Marx Karl . 1996...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 343–379.
Published: 01 May 1996
... stands as its proper ending. The story that Hong Kingston wrote does not agree with her growing commitment to nonviolence, and she asks that we remember the old story, with the ending she so diminished: The Poem of Mulan...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 601–628.
Published: 01 August 2008
... To show that [I am] still alive, a cheap New Year’s postcard Ikiteiru shirase ni yasui nengaj  —  Chsen senryu (Korean Senryu) (1922) The senryu poems above reveal glimpses of Japanese settlers in colonial...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 113–136.
Published: 01 February 2007
... on irreconcilable opposites and unending contradictions. It may be time now for us to follow Bei Dao into his poetry where he has kept his secrets to share with us. In the following readings of Bei Dao’s poems, I will try to describe...