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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

Ugly Duckling Presse | A Handbook of Disappointed Fate

Source: Ugly Duckling Presse | A Handbook of Disappointed Fate