Poetry. Hannah Weiner is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose in a publishing career dating from the mid-60's. From The Code Poems (1968), her work displayed language-like signal flags waved from ships at sea. With the publication of Clairvoyant Journal (1974), she began writing words outside the mind, building the most vivid lexical pantheon in contemporary writing. Her politics in Little Books/Indians, published by Roof in 1980, confirmed her inside-out project by inscribing the subliminal messages she receives from her characters. WE SPEAK SILENT is Weiner's most recent work, an opus of the quirky relationships between people and their words. In WE SPEAK SILENT, Weiner becomes the vessel for the emotional spectrum of the human comedy. It confirms hers as one of the most unique and fascinating of oeuvres, a continuing adventure in language.
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Hannah Weiner's influence extends from the sixties New York avant-garde, where she was part of an unprecedented confluence of poets, performance and visual artists including Phillip Glass, Andy Warhol, Carolee Schneeman, John Perrault, David Antin, and Bernadette Mayer. Like fellow-traveler Jackson Mac Low, she became an important part of the Language movement of the 70s and 80s, and her influence can be seen today in the so-called "New Narrative" work stemming from the San Francisco Bay Area. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA