New PDF release: Among Friends: Engendering the Social Site of Poetry

By Anne Dewey,Libbie Rifkin

ISBN-10: 1609381505

ISBN-13: 9781609381509

Philosophers and theorists have lengthy well-known either the subversive and the transformative probabilities of friendship, the intimacy of which may go beyond the impersonality of such identification different types as race, category, or gender. not like familial kinfolk, friendships are selected, beginning an area of relative freedom during which to create and discover new identities. This procedure has been really precious to poets marginalized by way of gender or sexuality because the moment 1/2 the 20 th century, as friendship presents either a buffer opposed to and a wedge into predominantly male homosocial poetic communities.

Among Friends provides a richly theorized evocation of friendship as a fluid, severe social area, one who bargains a vantage aspect from which to discover the gendering of poetic associations and practices from the postwar interval to the current. With friendship as an optic, the essays during this quantity supply very important new insights into the gender politics of the poetic avant-garde, considering the fact that poetry as an establishment has persisted to be remodeled by way of dramatic adjustments wrought through second-wave feminism, sexual liberation, and homosexual rights. those essays demonstrate the intimate social negotiations that struggle, fracture, and queer the conventions of authority and neighborhood that experience lengthy limited ladies poets and the gendering of poetic subjectivities.

From this shared point of view, the essays gathered the following examine a traditionally and aesthetically wide-ranging array of matters: from Joanne Kyger and Philip Whalen’s trans-Pacific friendship, to Patti Smith’s grounding of her punk personality within the rigidity among her romantic friendships with male artists and her extra expert connections to the poets of the St. Mark’s scene, and from the gender dynamics of the Language college to the Flarf network’s reconception of poetic neighborhood within the electronic age and the Black Took Collective’s construction of an intimate poetics of functionality. jointly, those explorations of poetic friendship open up new avenues for interrogating modern American poetry. 

Contributors: Maria Damon, Andrew Epstein, Ross Hair, Duriel E. Harris, Daniel Kane, Dawn Lundy Martin, Peter Middleton, Linda Russo, Lytle Shaw, Ann Vickery, Barrett Watten, Ronaldo V. Wilson

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