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The Resource Among friends : engendering the social site of poetry, edited by Anne Dewey and Libbie Rifkin

Among friends : engendering the social site of poetry, edited by Anne Dewey and Libbie Rifkin

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Among friends : engendering the social site of poetry
Title
Among friends
Title remainder
engendering the social site of poetry
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anne Dewey and Libbie Rifkin
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Philosophers and theorists have long recognized both the subversive and the transformative possibilities of friendship, the intimacy of which can transcend the impersonality of such identity categories as race, class, or gender. Unlike familial relations, friendships are chosen, opening a space of relative freedom in which to create and explore new identities. This process has been particularly valuable to poets marginalized by gender or sexuality since the second half of the twentieth century, as friendship provides both a buffer against and a wedge into predominantly male homosocial poetic communities. Among Friends presents a richly theorized evocation of friendship as a fluid, critical social space, one that offers a vantage point from which to explore the gendering of poetic institutions and practices from the postwar period to the present. With friendship as an optic, the essays in this volume offer important new insights into the gender politics of the poetic avant-garde, since poetry as an institution has continued to be transformed by dramatic changes wrought by second-wave feminism, sexual liberation, and gay rights. These essays reveal the intimate social negotiations that fight, fracture, and queer the conventions of authority and community that have long constrained women poets and the gendering of poetic subjectivities. From this shared perspective, the essays collected here investigate a historically and aesthetically wide-ranging array of subjects: from Joanne Kyger and Philip Whalen's trans-Pacific friendship, to Patti Smith's grounding of her punk persona in the tension between her romantic friendships with male artists and her more professional connections to the poets of the St. Mark's scene, and from the gender dynamics of the Language School to the Flarf network's reconception of poetic community in the digital age and the Black Took Collective's creation of an intimate poetics of performance. Together, these explorations of poetic friendship open up new avenues for interrogating contemporary American poetry."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.5409353
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS323.5
LC item number
.A56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dewey, Anne Day
  • Rifkin, Libbie
Series statement
Contemporary North American poetry series
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  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Poetry
  • Social networks
  • Mentoring of authors
  • Friendship
Label
Among friends : engendering the social site of poetry, edited by Anne Dewey and Libbie Rifkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
816564654
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 270 pages
Isbn
9781609381509
Isbn Type
(pbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012041961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)816564654
Label
Among friends : engendering the social site of poetry, edited by Anne Dewey and Libbie Rifkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
816564654
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 270 pages
Isbn
9781609381509
Isbn Type
(pbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012041961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)816564654

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