Poetics and Praxis ‘After’ Objectivism
Poetics and Praxis ‘After’ Objectivism examines late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century poetics and praxis within and against the dynamic, disparate legacy of Objectivism and the Objectivists. This is the first volume in the field to investigate the continuing relevance of the Objectivist ethos to poetic praxis in our time. The book argues for a reconfiguration of Objectivism, adding contingency to its historical values of sincerity and objectification, within the context of the movement’s development and disjunctions from 1931 to the present.
My piece is on John Seed. The whole book (I have only read the introduction so far) is geared towards the relationship of 'Objectivism' to current literary production.)
|John Seed reading at the Poetry Buzz, 2005|
I have written critically about John Seed on this blog, here:
A poem from Seed's Pictures from Mayhew was published on this blogzine, here.
And there are transcripts of a great George Oppen interview 1973 that I made decades ago, here.