Tag Archives: Lyn Hejinian

Shattering the Wine Glass

“Form is not a fixture but an activity.”  A good friend of mine will still occasionally pseudo-mock me for my seemingly unjustified genre jump into poetry that occurred only about a year ago. Granted, her light ridicule isn’t entirely unfounded. … Continue reading

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The agential text

For this week, I was particularly taken by Lyn Hejinian’s writing on the moves of a ‘closed’ versus ‘open’ text in The Rejection of Closure. Her essay reminisces of Roland Barthes’s Death of the Author, employing general, universalizing terms such … Continue reading

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Julius Caesar: Who gets to be “difficult”?

I attended a student production of Julius Caesar this weekend and was reminded of how difficult and foreign the language of Shakespeare is to my ears. I found myself struggling to keep up with the archaic phrases and to make sense … Continue reading

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