10/21/07

Of interest

Stan Apps on Rear-Gardism and Aesthetic Norms

New online magazine: Talisman

3 comments:

Murat said...

Ton,

There is a poetry.literary criticism print magazine published by the poet Ed Foster from Jersey City with exactly the same name. The print magazine has been coming out for more than ten years. I think that may be a problem.

Ciao,

Murat

Murat said...

Ed Foster also has been running the publishing house Talisman House for about the same period of time.

Ciao,

Murat

Linh Dinh said...

Nicholas Manning's response to Stan Apps has generated an interesting thread on his blog, including this comment by Pierre Joris:

"Nicolas' suggestion that all avant-gardistas are in some way or other connected to past work makes absolute sense. Stan should have a look at Jerome Rothenberg's Technicians of the Sacred, and especially at the back pages where JR traces the connections between the oldest and the newest of poetries. As radical an avant-gardista as John Cage connects himself directly to an ancient text such as the I-Ching. Armand Schwerner's master piece, The Tablets, is unthinkable without Sumerian writing. The daddy of Dada, Tristan Tzara, drew early on on "traditional" African poetries (see my translations of his "Poèmes Nègres" in my book 4x1). Russian Futurist such as Klebnikov and Krushenykh explicitly anchor their poetics in old Russian folk traditions of poetry production. Etcetera, etcetera. As a poet you better know as much about previous poetries as posisble or else you run the risk of having to reinvent it all and of taking what is only new to you due to your ignorance for primal invention. (The core mistake most young creative writing students make in their refusal to read either the present or the past – which in the best of cases could make ontogeny repeat philogeny ((Stan's post suggests a comparison with science)), a long hard row to hoe for which several life times, which none of us have, would be needed.)"