Northern Wild Roses / Deth Interrupts Th Dansing

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-08-01
  • Publisher: Northwestern Univ Pr
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A pioneer of sound, visual and performance poetry--eschewing the artificial hierarchies of meaning and the privileging of things ("proper" nouns) over actions imposed on language by capital letters; the metric limitations imposed on the possibilities of expression by punctuation; and the illusion of formal transparency imposed on the written word by standard (rather than phonetic) spelling--bissett composes his poems as scripts for pure performance. His primal rejection of all the limiting conventions of written language has allowed him to both maintain and foreground the appearance of any linguistic event as a living performance rather than backgrounding it(s breath [spirit]) as a "dead letter" in all of his work. Here, bissett reminds us (based on the latest neurological research) that: langwage centrs ar all ovr th brain northern wild roses dansing can stall deth postal parts uv speech arts uv each sylabul a liter sentens thn thot wud happn

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