Monday, April 2, 2012

Plath’s Poetics

Jasper Johns, Periscope (Hart Crane), 1963

Plath’s Poetics

"But in the period since Plath’s
mainstream and feminist reception
in the 60s and 70s, much has
changed. Lyric poetry has come
under pressure from Language
writing, and revisionist contextual
and gendered readings have opened
up Plath’s poetics, allowing one to see
her negativity as critical and cultural,
not simply formal and expressive."
—Barrett Watten

How to revise it—
How to get past the

How to subvert it—
How to get past the

How to transgress it—
Post-avant/School of Death

How to queer The Bridge—
How to get Boss Cupid back
To Crane’s Brooklyn again

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