This book would not exist without the critical vision and active support of charles bernstein, hank lazer, and dan waterman i am thankful to all of them for their like her poetry, mullen's essays and interviews are written at several key intersections: speech and writing, innovation and race mullen notes that her work. May 9, 2015 i had the good fortune — as an undergraduate in the mid-1970s — to work with the poet hank lazer, then a phd candidate and my ta in an introductory poetry workshop at the university of virginia hank introduced me to poets and poetry scholars more experimental, political, or “radical” [late latin radicalis. A few years ago i wandered into a panel at the associated writing programs conference and discovered michael theune and his book structure & surprise i' ve been recommending it to students ever since structure is one of the first things i talk about when presented with a student poem in workshop it's often the. Thinking in jewish (n20) poetry jewish studies from lazer's ambitious ten- year notebook shape–writing project, thinking in jewish challenges the way we read and write poetry and reframes the terms of spiritual autobiography drawing on jewish traditions of text-and-comment. Christopher beach making poetry matter hank lazer, opposing poetries 2 vols volume one: i evanston, il: northwestern university press, 199 $1695 paper volume two: readings evanston, il: n press, 1996 xi + 207 pp $5495 $1695 paper n essays on contemporary american poetry lished over the course. He has a two-volume collection of essays, opposing poetries (northwestern university) and a forthcoming volume lyric & spirit: selected essays, 1996-2006 (omnidawn) over the past few years, lazer has collaborated with jazz musicians and artists he is currently working with animation artist janeann.
Hank lazer (b san jose, california) is an american poet and critic who teaches at the university of alabama contents [hide] 1 biography 2 literary work 3 references 4 external links biography lazer received an ab in english from stanford university, and ma and phd degrees the university of virginia. Hank lazer on if by leonard schwartz (talisman house) lisa russ spaar on nine acres by nathaniel perry (the american joshua weiner is the author of two books of poems and the editor of a collection of essays on the poet thom gunn his new book, the figure of a man being swallowed by a fish,. Hl: i'd like to hear, norman, about your experiences in the san francisco bay area in the 1970s, particularly your friendships with various bay area language poets what i'd like to explore is the story of your early involvement in poetry, from your schooling at the university of iowa's mfa program, to early language days in. [content's dream] is the most exciting and challenging book of essays i have read in quite some time the range of reference, style, and thought makes for stimulating reading, the kind that inevitably leads to other reading (as well as re- reading) --hank lazer, missouri review a terrific manifestation of an exemplary.
This is a reading by gregory orr gregory orr, the author of more than ten collections of poetry and several volumes of essays, criticism, and memoir, is a master of brevity and the personal lyric critic hank lazer observes: “from burning the empty nest. The author of more than 10 collections of poetry and several volumes of essays, criticism, and memoir, gregory orr is a master of the short, personal lyric his poetry has been widely anthologized and translated into at least 10 languages observes critic hank lazer, “from burning the empty nests (1973) to the present, orr. Selected poems and essays of hank lazer, completed by a group of translators and with a preface by nie zhenzao, was published by central china normal university press in 2015 lazer's selected poems have also been published in italy (pensando cantando: poesie scelte di hank lazer, quiedit, 2015, translated by.
An article by hank lazer from boston review, april/may 2004 his poems and essays fuse the techniques of the stand-up comic—he is a big fan of jackie mason—with elements of philosophical inquiry bernstein has created a remarkably varied series of nearly 30 books of poetry, having deliberately not pursued any one. Hank lazer first readings is a first reading possible perhaps a quick reading, or a reading on the fly inevitably, even my quick reading has a trail reading theme-based reading the ongoing baggage of new criticism), to the informed readings we are expected to practice in essays and reviews.
Hank lazer: i'm not sure that i can do any better than the list of characteristics ( quoted from my 1988 essay) in answer to your second question your insistence that i provide definitions, characteristics, and generalizations makes me uneasy, but along with that uneasiness comes a productive self-inquiry so.