Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work (Modern & Contemporary Poetics)

Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work (Modern & Contemporary Poetics)

Rachel Blau DuPlessis


Feminist concerns in avant garde poetry.
 
In her now-classic The red Guitar, Rachel Blau DuPlessis tested a couple of glossy and modern poets and artists to discover the potential of discovering a language that may query deeply held assumptions approximately gender. within the 12 essays and creation that represent Blue Studios, DuPlessis maintains that activity, reading the paintings of experimental poets and the cutting edge varieties they've got shaped to problem standard assumptions approximately gender and cultural authority.
 
The essays in “Attitudes and Practices” take care of questions: what a feminist studying of cultural texts contains, and the character of the essay itself as a style of understanding: how poetry should be discursive and the way the essay will be poetic. The aim of “Marble Paper,” with its stories of William Wordsworth, Ezra Pound, and Charles Olson is to indicate phrases for a “feminist heritage of poetry.”
 
“Perspectives has to be formed that displace and estrange the world,” Theodore Adorno wrote, and within the part "Urrealism" DuPlessis examines the paintings of poets from a number of faculties (the Objectivists, the recent York university, the surrealists) whose paintings embodies that displacement, between them George Oppen, Lorine Niedecker, H.D., and Barbara visitor. those writers’ radical deployment of line, sound, and constitution, DuPlessis argues, reveal poetry’s energy now not as a in simple terms literary, creative, or aesthetic strength yet as a rhetorical shape intricately tied to problems with strength and ethics. And in "Migrated Into,” the writer probes the methods those matters have proficient her, as a poet and a critic; how the political has “migrated into” and suffused her personal paintings; and the way the perform of poetry could be an arousal to a deeper figuring out of what we stand for.
 

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