Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Edited by Rod Smith & Jen Hofer. Contributors: Rae Armantrout, Carla Billitteri, Jack Collom, Jean Day, Patrick Durgin, Kate Fagan, Carla Harryman, Lyn Hejinian, Kevin Killian, Katy Lederer, Pamela Lu, Laura Moriarty, Peter Nicholls, Lisa Robertson, Kit Robinson, Leslie Scalapino, Gerhard Schultz, Ron Silliman, Anne Tardos, Jalal Toufic, Rosmarie Waldrop, Barrett Watten, & Tim Wood. Cover art by Tom Raworth.
A career-spanning multi-genre compendium of work by and about poet Lyn Hejinian, one of today's most celebrated and influential avant-gardists. Through a variety of approaches—philosophical, scholarly, and experimental—AERIAL 10 documents and explores her forty-plus years of poetic and theoretical writings. A 464 page volume including poetry, essays, interviews, and letters by Hejinian, as well as essays, poetry, and collaborations by contemporary poets and critics. This book is a must have for anyone interested in modern poetry and poetics.
Lyn Hejinian teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, where her academic work is addressed principally to modernist, postmodern, and contemporary poetry and poetics, with a particular interest in avant-garde movements and the social practices they entail. She is the author of over twenty-five volumes of poetry and critical prose, including POSITIONS OF THE SUN (Belladonna*, 2018), The Unfollowing (Omnidawn Books, 2016), THE WIDE ROAD (with Carla Harryman, Belladonna*), SITUATIONS, SINGS: COLLABORATIVELY COMPOSED POEMS (with Jack Collomb, Zephyr Press, 2007), THE BEGINNER (Tuumba Press, 2002), SLOWLY (Tuumba Press, 2002), HAPPILY (The Post-Apollo Press, 2000), and SIGHT (with Leslie Scalapino, Edge Books, 1999). With Barrett Watten, she is the co-editor of A Guide to Poetics Journal: Writing in the Expanded Field 1982- 1998, and the related Poetics Journal Digital Archive (Wesleyan University Press, 2013/2015). She is the co-director (with Travis Ortiz) of Atelos, a literary project commissioning and publishing cross-genre work by poets, and the co-editor (with Jane Gregory and Claire Marie Stancek) of Nion Editions, a chapbook press. In addition to her other academic work, she has in recent years been involved in anti-privatization activism at the University of California, Berkeley.
Author City: BERKELEY, CA USA