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Drafts 138, Toll / Edition 1

Drafts 138, Toll / Edition 1

by Rachel Blau Duplessis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819564850

ISBN-13: 9780819564856

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

In Drafts 1-38, Toll, Rachel Blau DuPlessis has built a work which mimics memory and its losses, and which plays with the textures of memory, including its unexpectedness, its flashes and disappearances. Her recurrent motifs and materials include home, homelessness and exile; death and the memory of the dead; political grief and passion; silence, speech, the

Overview

In Drafts 1-38, Toll, Rachel Blau DuPlessis has built a work which mimics memory and its losses, and which plays with the textures of memory, including its unexpectedness, its flashes and disappearances. Her recurrent motifs and materials include home, homelessness and exile; death and the memory of the dead; political grief and passion; silence, speech, the sayable and the ineffable. Drafts 1-38, Toll functions as a long poem comprised of 38 pieces, or drafts. These poems are conceived as autonomous "canto-like" sections that work on two procedural principles. One is the random repetition of lines or phrases across poems, a self-questioning, processual, and reconceptualizing strategy that honors the term "drafts." A second procedural principle is "the fold." This is the reconsideration of a "donor draft" and the deployment of some aspect in the donor draft in a related draft. The periodicity of this reconsideration is the number 19; hence drafts 1-19 make up the original layer, while drafts 20-38 constitute the first fold on top of this material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819564856
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

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