Literary Nonfiction. Hybrid Genre. Essay. "For William Carlos Williams a poem is a small or large machine made out of words. Thalia Field and Abigail Lang have taken this proposition seriously, yet playfully. Their luminous pas de deux ludically conjures Gertrude Stein to construct a textual game that leaps linguistic and cultural rifts to find the commonalities of 'various sorts of talk' through which 'the name is spread from link to link as if by a chain.' Together these poets return us to the primal force of language: naming"--Susan Howe.
Thalia Field is the author of three books with New Directions (Point and Line, 2000; Incarnate:Story Material, 2004; and Bird Lovers, Backyard, 2010). She also published ULULU (Clown Shrapnel) with Coffee House Press in 2007. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, most recently Conjunctions, Tin House, Seneca Review, and Angelaki (Journal of the Theoretical Humanities.) Thalia teaches in the Literary Arts department of Brown University. Abigail Lang Abigail Lang is the author of Le monde compte rendu, Lectures de Louis Zukofsky (ENS editions, forthcoming) and the co-editor of Double Change, A Film Archive of Poetry, 1 and 2 (Motion Method Memory / Presses du r‚el, 2009). A translator of American poetry into French, she teaches at the University Paris-Diderot.Author City: USA