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Scalapino's alternative ways of seeing

Scalapino's alternative ways of seeing

Critchley, Emily (2010) Scalapino's alternative ways of seeing. Delicious Hem.

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Leslie Scalapino’s multi-genre, highly experimental writing fiercely resists categorisations. Though most often associated with the West Coast contingent of the Language poetry movement, Scalapino herself was always suspicious of social and political groupings in which hierarchies formed – of which she felt the Language movement to be an example. From the appearance of her first published collection, O
and Other Poems, Scalapino’s writing exhibited the desire to move beyond the binary categorisations and attendant aspects of hierarchical categorization embedded in Western rationalistic thought which, her work points out, dominate contemporary living in a pervasive, if virtually unseen fashion: ‘Invisible, not that they’re not real, actions occur so that one’s seeing has to change to be realistic.’

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Additional Information: [1] This item appears as an essay on day one of a four day blog : A Tribute to Leslie Scalapino, on the Delicious Hem blogspot which is edited by Cara Benson, Elizabeth Bryant and Cathy Wagner
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leslie Scalapino, LANGUAGE, poetry, tribute, alternative
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:14

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