Lyric Conceptualism: A Manifesto In Progresss

BY SINA QUEYRAS The Lyric Conceptualist has moved beyond the indigestible and the unreadable, in fact, beyond all gestures that have made pleasure the enemy of reading. The Lyric Conceptualist remains true…

Comment on Natalie Zed’s Blog

Her writing lacks rigour. Her writing lacks analysis. Really? Cause from my perspective your reading lacks rigour. Your reading lacks imagination. Your reading lacks an open mind. As for what…

On Reading Stein : Sina Queyras : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

In which I recount reading Stein at Poetry Foundation and upon reflection, do so with altogether too many “I”s. Ick. Bad Poet. Bad. For the record, here is how I…

What are we talking about when we talk about Lyric? A response to Kenneth Goldsmith’s Response to the Lyric Conceptualism Manifesto

One of my central questions then, is can we really posit a binary that asserts a lyric impulse, or lyric creativity as opposed to what might be termed non-lyric, or…

The Gatekeepers and the Glass Ceiling, Notes Toward an Essay on The Count

  “The gatekeepers of literary culture—at least at magazines—are still primarily male.” If these gatekeepers are showing a gender bias, there’s not much room to make it up later. Let’s…

I’ve got strangeness that jingle jingle jangles…

Strangeness of the week. I find the song, and now this video, absolutely compelling. Unfortunately it’s a trailer for a game…and as games go it appears to be fairly predictable:…

The Question of Appropriation or the Anxiety of Influence, in Either Case, Merely Scratching the Surface

On August 31, 2010 at 12:44 am New Orleanian wrote: In New Orleans we say We ain’t studyin’ about you On August 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm Sheera Talpaz wrote:…

Pulled off my shelves #5: “Compose the Holes”

In my 3rd “pulled off my shelves” column I discussed authors who produce work which consists of nothing but punctuation marks. These authors—typified by Goldsmith, Reuterswärd, Boglione and others—isolate the…

Pulled off my Shelves #2: bill bissett’s Rush: what fuckan theory: a study uv language.

bill bissett’s work—for the past several decades—has been problematic. His lyrical voice is complicated by his complex idiosyncratic orthography. His concrete poetry intersperses dense typewriter-driven grid pieces with diagrams of…

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