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The Character (Barnard New Women Poets Series)

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Publisher Comments:

Jena Osman's debut — in its concern with performance, with the tensions between narrative coherence and Brechtian self-consciousness, and with "characters" of all types — is a welcome sign that the avant garde is alive and well in our time. It contributes to the immense wave of current interest in the writers and poetics so long eclipsed by the dominance of the lyric voice: modernists, postmodernists, futurists, surrealists, oral poets, Language poets, Concrete poets, and more. Playful, mysterious, and challenging, The Character is necessary reading for anyone interested in the future of poetry.

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Introduction by Lyn Hejinian< BR> < BR> Winner of the 1998 Barnard New Women Poets Prize

Synopsis:

Winner of the 1998 Barnard New Women Poets Prize

The poems in Jena Osman's first volume embody the poem as performance, revealing the tensions between narrative coherence and Brechtian self-consciousness, and our constitution by characters of all types. Playful, mysterious, and challenging, The Character is for anyone interested in the inscription of power by means of language.

Synopsis:

Winner of the 1998 Barnard New Women Poets Prize

The poems in Jena Osman's first volume embody the poem as performance, revealing the tensions between narrative coherence and Brechtian self-consciousness, and our constitution by "characters" of all types. Playful, mysterious, and challenging, The Character is for anyone interested in the inscription of power by means of language.

About the Author

Jena Osman's poems have appeared in Abacus, Avec, Big Allis, Conjunctions, O-blek, Subliminal Time, and elsewhere. She is coeditor of the influential magazine Chain, and lives in Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807068472
Editor:
Caldwell, Amy
Introduction:
Hejinian, Lyn
Introduction by:
Hejinian, Lyn
Introduction:
Hejinian, Lyn
Editor:
Caldwell, Amy
Author:
Osman, Jena
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
General Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Barnard New Women Poets Series
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.01x6.02x.38 in. .40 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

The Character (Barnard New Women Poets Series)
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Product details 128 pages Beacon Press - English 9780807068472 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Introduction by Lyn Hejinian< BR> < BR> Winner of the 1998 Barnard New Women Poets Prize
"Synopsis" by , Winner of the 1998 Barnard New Women Poets Prize

The poems in Jena Osman's first volume embody the poem as performance, revealing the tensions between narrative coherence and Brechtian self-consciousness, and our constitution by characters of all types. Playful, mysterious, and challenging, The Character is for anyone interested in the inscription of power by means of language.

"Synopsis" by , Winner of the 1998 Barnard New Women Poets Prize

The poems in Jena Osman's first volume embody the poem as performance, revealing the tensions between narrative coherence and Brechtian self-consciousness, and our constitution by "characters" of all types. Playful, mysterious, and challenging, The Character is for anyone interested in the inscription of power by means of language.

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