Home and Variations (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
116
Utgivningsdatum
2004-09-01
Förlag
Salt Publishing
Illustrationer
No
Dimensioner
216 x 140 x 7 mm
Vikt
174 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
401:B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9781844710492

Home and Variations

Häftad,  Engelska, 2004-09-01
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In one way or another most of the poems in Home and Variations are about displacement. Sometimes this is literal, but more often there is another kind of displacement at work. It can be a matter of finding American homes for European-derived poetics, as it is in poems like Two Short Films on the Translation of the European Imagination to America or, say, Experimental Researches on the Irrational Embellishment of Chicago, (which takes a form from Andr Breton and repurposes it for the American midwest). The textual raiding, sampling, and splicing that we see in many of many of the poems (most notably Citation Suite) can be seen as a way of making the self at home in an initially alien textual environment a reworking of text to make the available discourse into a habitable (and, inevitably, hybrid) space. The sources for splicing include everything from David Bowie to William Blake, often in the same poem. The process is a kind of mutation of the global textual DNA to fit local conditions. Satire (a way of making yourself at home with things that bother you) finds its way into the book, especially in the send-up of the academic left of the nineties in In Elsinore. As a rule, the books longer poems are more experimental than the shorter ones, at least on the surface of things. Some evolutions of textual DNA (the sonnet, for example) are hardy species, and have a good chance for survival, even now.
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Robert Archambeau was born in the USA but grew up in Canada. He studied literature at the University of Manitoba and the University of Notre Dame and has taught at Notre Dame and Lund University (Sweden). He currently teaches at Lake Forest. A chapbook of poetry and a study of postmodern Irish poetry, Another Ireland, were published by Wild Honey Press. He has also edited two books, Word Play Place: Essays on the Poetry of John Matthias and Vectors: New Poetics. He is the editor of the international poetry review Samizdat.

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Home and Variations For Possession: Manitoba Barbed Wire, 1885 Two Short Filmson the translation of the European imagination to America Victory Over the Sun Two for Victorian Regina, Her Sages and Satanic Mills Turkish Engraving Annie Oakley Misses the Kaiser The Write Rose: Haiku Blackberry Two for John Matthias Waiting for the Barbarians The Colossus This Ample Earth Masculinity: Improvisations In the Beginning Literary Survey Poem for a War Poet, Poem for a War Misremembering Szymborska The Ships of Jan Vermeer Aubade The Peoples Republic of Sleepless Nights The Opera, Stopped A Long-Lapsed Catholic in South Bend Like a Skein of Loose Silk Blown Against a Wall Five of the Sun A Birthday Evening Experimental Researches on the Irrational Embellishment of Chicago Nightmare, Dream and Bourgeoisie: A Prospect Citation Suite Imitations and Collage: from the Poems of Jules Supervielle Imitations and Collage: from the Poems of Blas De Oter The Frozen Thames Major Thel: A Space Oddity In Elsinore The Poet, as Professor, Dreams