Letters to Poets

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Product Details

Price
$24.00
Publisher
Saturnalia Books
Publish Date
October 01, 2008
Pages
347
Dimensions
6.0 X 1.0 X 8.9 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780975499085
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About the Author

JENNIFER FIRESTONE is the author of Holiday (2008), Waves (2007), From Flashes (2006) and snapshot (2004). She teaches poetry at The New School For Liberal Arts at Eugene Lang College where she is the Poet in Residence. She lives in Brooklyn with her family. DANA TEEN LOMAX is the author of Curren[y (2006), and Room (1999). Her work has been published internationally and received the San Francisco Foundation's Joseph Henry Jackson prize for poetry, among others. She works as the Interim Director of Small Press Traffic, teaches writing at San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco, and lives in northern California with her family.

Reviews

"This courageous and visionary book enacts and embodies a concrete "relational aesthetics" that gives poetic voices an epistolary space-- for linguistic intimacy and soul-sharing. Don't miss it!"--Cornel West
Ridiculous Human Things"
This courageous and visionary book enacts and embodies a concrete relational aesthetics that gives poetic voices an epistolary space for linguistic intimacy and soul-sharing. Don't miss it! Cornel West"
In the age of the quick email, it is wonderful to pick up the heft of Letters to Poets, by poets, and for poets. Here are epistles that demonstrate that the pleasures of poetry are clustered around the pleasures of thinking with others. Juliana Spahr"
These letters continue in the tradition of Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. Unlike Rilke's letters, this is a collection of many different established poets communing by letter with younger, emerging poets. These letters bear advice, philosophical discourse, theoretical strategies, dreams, weather reports, questions, answers, and, poetry. What happens here is a kind of call and response by letter. And as in Rilke's letters, these missives are lively, urgent, wise, erudite, witty, political and absolutely necessary to a contemporary discussion of the current state of the making of poetry. Joy Harjo"
Here are some possible strategies to navigate this world and some great bits of wisdom; you will need them. Ridiculous Human Things"
"In the age of the quick email, it is wonderful to pick up the heft of Letters to Poets, by poets, and for poets. Here are epistles that demonstrate that the pleasures of poetry are clustered around the pleasures of thinking with others."--Juliana Spahr
"These letters continue in the tradition of Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. Unlike Rilke's letters, this is a collection of many different established poets communing by letter with younger, emerging poets. These letters bear advice, philosophical discourse, theoretical strategies, dreams, weather reports, questions, answers, and, poetry. What happens here is a kind of call and response by letter. And as in Rilke's letters, these missives are lively, urgent, wise, erudite, witty, political and absolutely necessary to a contemporary discussion of the current state of the making of poetry."--Joy Harjo
"Here are some possible strategies to navigate this world and some great bits of wisdom; you will need them."--Joy Harjo "Ridiculous Human Things" (4/1/2009 12:00:00 AM)