State University of New York, April 2000. First Edition. Paper Back. Used - Like New. Item #250546
Listening to Reading presents two different kinds of writing about poetry--critical analysis and performance--both of which pay particular attention to sound, shape, and the relation of sound/shape to meaning. It offers a critical and performative presentation of experimental writing, also known as avant garde, postmodern, innovative, and language writing. Less concerned with labels than with asking how this writing works, it invites us to read from earlier works by Mallarme, Stein, and Cage to books published in the eighties and nineties by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, David Bromige, Clark Coolidge, Beverly Dahlen, Michael Davidson, Larry Eigner, Robert Grenier, Lyn Hejinian, Paul Hoover, Susan Howe, Ron Padgett, Michael Palmer, and Leslie Scalapino--writers whose work is viewed as difficult, and who have as yet been largely ignored by criticism.
First/first. Paperback original. Appears unread or very gently read. Very good+/fine overall. (215 pages)