Posts Tagged ‘ Anne Boyer ’

MATERIALS

Very pleased to announce that Anne Boyer’s Money City Sick as Fuck is available for pre-order. Selected from a sequence of 100 poems written on a long day in the summer of 2013, Money City imagines writing a poem “in a confederacy of exception […] called ‘wages for tenderness and nothing else'”. Situated between Pompeii and Olympus, at “Texaco in ruins” or the amusement park, in a bar called Lethe, at the saddest prom in history, taking “every odd route”, these poems passionately survey and survive the streets and jails of the modern-day polis,”sunbathing in Atlantis”, oracles IRL.

The peak consequence —

this port

of pleasure —

we will

or will not

realize —

 

 

Available for pre-order here > Source: MATERIALS

What Cancer Takes Away by Anne Boyer | The New Yorker

Illustration by Bianca Bagnarelli

When I got sick, I warned my friends: Don’t try to make me stop thinking about death.

Source: What Cancer Takes Away | The New Yorker

A Taxonomy of Refusal: On Anne Boyer’s A Handbook of Disappointed Fate – BOMB Magazine

Essays that investigate the poetics of “no.”

Source: A Taxonomy of Refusal: On Anne Boyer’s A Handbook of Disappointed Fate – BOMB Magazine

Binding Cartesianism(s): on Anne Boyer’s A Handbook of Disappointed Fate – 3:AM Magazine

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes Ya  tienen asiento
(They’ve Already Got a Seat ), 1797 – 1798.
Etching and aquatint on laid paper.
Brooklyn Museum

In ‘Open-Stomach Woman’ (from Disobedience, 2001) Alice Notley notes: “It’s tiring to abolish/ten thousand years of tradition/in order to live a life,/be a functioning “woman” poet.”

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Positioning refusal against professionalisation, countering blows not with fear, but pondered rage, and laying bare the woes of women writers and artists, A Handbook of Disappointed Fate concludes with a series of fierce interrogations taking aim at Boyer’s own, self-promoting “class” – the poets.

If what is poetry cannot be written until the infinite servitude of women has ended? […] Is the trial of the poet that is today an arena in which we perform only in fidelity to the tradition of what is unanswerable? And how in this shall we in the arena of today make the new arenas, who must always stare in the eyes of the police?

Source: Binding Cartesianism(s): on Anne Boyer’s A Handbook of Disappointed Fate – 3:AM Magazine

2018 Summer Writing Program

Source: 2018 Summer Writing Program

Ugly Duckling Presse | A Handbook of Disappointed Fate

Source: Ugly Duckling Presse | A Handbook of Disappointed Fate

Anne Boyer – from The Undertaker

Sometimes it is easy to wake up any morning and write “books are the detritus of modernity’s tragic industry” than it is to remember that apart from any book and earlier than any fake-inevitability and later than any fake-inevitability too there is refusal and dialectic and possibility and every living, circulating, necessary poem. – Anne Boyer

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