Poetry Plastique

Jay Sanders, Joint Author, Charles Bernstein, Author
Jay Sanders, Joint Author, Charles Bernstein, Author Marianne Boesky Gallery $20 (96p) ISBN 978-1-887123-51-8
Reviewed on: 07/01/2001
Release date: 07/01/2001
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Taking a more archaic approach are poet Susan Howe (My Emily Dickinson, etc.) and artist and critic Susan Bee (The M / E / A / N / I / N / G Book) ""Pensive itinerants and exhorters/ gathering manna in the morning"" in their forebodingly titled Bed Hangings. The book juxtaposes fragmentary texts culled from a variety of early American sources, with Bee's clipped caricatures, altered engravings and slyly reconfigured silhouettes iconically pointing the way back to ""ten thousandth truth/ ...as if tumbling were apt/ parable preached in/ hedge-sparrow gospel."" ( May 1)
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