Poetry. Across several decades, Lyn Hejinian has been constructing an exemplary and profoundly influential body of exploratory work, work of a discrepant lucidity that undermines commonplace assumptions of the permissible and the possible. Her poetry and her prose, as well as her frequent artistic collaborations, probe with incisive wit and formal invention fundamental questions of subjectivity and community, content and communication, gender and expressivity. THE BEGINNER was originally published in a limited edition in 2001 by Spectacular Books, and is now being reprinted by Tuumba Press.
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Lyn Hejinian is a poet, essayist, teacher, and translator. Her most recent published book of poetry is THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND EYES (Omnidawn, 2012). Other books include A BORDER COMEDY (Granary Books, 2001), SLOWLY and THE BEGINNER (both published by Tuumba Press, 2002), THE FATALIST (Omnidawn, 2003), and SAGA/CIRCUS (Omnidawn, 2008). The University of California Press published a collection of her essays entitled The Language of Inquiry in 2000. Translations of her work have been published in China, Denmark, Finland, France, Holland, Italy, Japan, Russia, Serbia, Spain, and Sweden. She is currently serving as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She teaches in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the Chair of the UC-Berkeley Solidarity Alliance, an activist coalition of union representatives, workers, staff, students, and faculty fighting to maintain the accessibility and affordability of public higher education in California.Author City: BERKELEY, CA USA