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Dawn Lundy Martins work is neither language poetry, which rejects the speaking subject, nor strictly lyric, which embraces the speaking “I.” It might best be described as poetry where, in the words of Juliana Spahr, “the lyric meets language”--both an investigation into the opacity of language and the expression of a passionate speaker who struggles to speak meaningfully.

Martins poems bend the form into something new, seeking a way to approach the horrific and its effect on the psyche more fully than might be possible in the worn groove of the traditional lyric. Her formal inventiveness is balanced by a firm grounding in bodily experience and in the amazing capacity of language to expand itself in Martins hands. She explodes any pretense at a world where words mean exactly what we want them to mean and never more nor less.

The poems are neither gentle nor easy, but they make a powerful case that neither gentleness nor easiness is appropriate in the attempt to contend with the trauma and violence that are an inescapable part of human history and human experience. Martins book acknowledges the difficulty but not the impossibility of utterance in traumas wake, and it ventures into the unimaginable at many levels, from the personal to the cultural.

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Dawn Lundy Martins work is neither language poetry, which rejects the speaking subject, nor strictly lyric, which embraces the speaking I. It might best be described as poetry where, in the words of Juliana Spahr, the lyric meets languageboth an investigation into the opacity of language and the expression of a passionate speaker who struggles to speak meaningfully.

About the Author

Dawn Lundy Martin is completing her PhD in English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is an instructor for the Language and Thinking program at Bard College. She is cofounder of the Third Wave Foundation, a national organization for young feminists, and coeditor with Vivien Labaton of The Fire This Time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780820329918
Author:
Martin, Dawn Lundy
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Author:
Phillips, Carl
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Cave Canem Poetry Prize
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.25 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Dawn Lundy Martins work is neither language poetry, which rejects the speaking subject, nor strictly lyric, which embraces the speaking I. It might best be described as poetry where, in the words of Juliana Spahr, the lyric meets languageboth an investigation into the opacity of language and the expression of a passionate speaker who struggles to speak meaningfully.
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