Out of Print
Series No.: SMC 117
ISBN: 1-55713-239-9, Pages: 325
American Literature, Poetry
A Sun & Moon title.
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For two decades, Barrett Watten has occupied a singular, foreground position in American Writing. He has expanded the very definition of poetry and opened the genre to history, philosophy, and politics.
In Frame, Watten crosses shifting cultural terrains by means of deliberate engagements in language. His thought, embodied with visionary clarity, passes forcefully between differing modes of experience. His innovative techniques recall the poetics of André Breton's points sublimes.
Frame brings together six previously published works from two decadesOperaWorks, Decay, 1-10, Plasma/Paralleles/"X," Complete Thought and Conduitalong with two previously uncollected textsCity Fields and Frame. Each of these works constructs a horizon of language at the boundary between politics and art.
As Ron Day has summarized, "I would be hard pressed to think of an art writing which is more engaged with the relation of poetic method and contemporary political and cultural materials than Barrett Watten's."