Vocoder by Judith Goldman

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Judith Goldman's VOCODER is new perspective, a new time in Stein's sense that a time is articulated differently in each generation, that is perspective of the way time's seen--Leslie Scalapino. Judith Goldman's book makes me very uncomfortable. She is so angry, and she sets up so many barriers--brackets, slashes, cross-outs and the like--that she makes reading as complicated a proposition as locating the ethical good in a corrupt political climate. She restores two visions at once: the avant-garde's insistence that poetic form be politically motivated and not just 'fun,' and the conviction that freedom is possible 'only' when we admit that we are not free--Jennifer Moxley.
 

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Judith Goldman is the author of VOCODER (Roof Books, 2001), DEATHSTAR/RICO-CHET (O Books, 2006), "the dispossessions" (atticus/finch, 2009), and L.B.; OR, CATENARIES (Krupskaya, 2011). She co-edited the annual journal WAR AND PEACE with Leslie Scalapino from 2005-2009 and currently edits a feature on contemporary innovative poetry for the e-journal Postmodern Culture. She is a Harper Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, teaching in the arts humanities core and in creative writing. In fall 2011, she will be the Holloway Lecturer in the Practice of Poetry at University of California, Berkeley.
 
Published January 1, 2001 by Roof Books. 93 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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