Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight

Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight

by Alan Gilbert

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ISBN-13: 9780819567840
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 03/27/2006
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alan Gilbert is an independent scholar and poet. He lives in Brooklyn, New York

Table of Contents

Introduction
CONSIDERING HOW MATERIAL DOCUMENTS CAN BE
The Present Versus (the) Now
Sound Mappings: free103point9’s Constructive Engagement
Anne Waldman Changing the Frequency
The Information of Art: A Martha Rosler Retrospective
Fade to Black: Kevin Killian’s Argento Series
The Costs of Style: Harryette Mullen and Freestyle
Adding Up to Plural: On the Work of Roberto Tejada
Poetry As Document, or The Y2K Problem Is the Illusion of Starting at Zero
Form and Culture
TERRITORIES AND OTHER FORMS OF KNOWING
re:Reading the Active Reader Theory
Poetic Ethnography: Mark Nowak’s Revenants
“There’s no center where / similarity would begin”: C.S. Giscombe’s Giscome Road and Here
A Global View: Andreas Gursky at Matthew Marks Gallery
Ghost Stories: Renee Gladman’s Juice
Poetry and Reportage: Andrew Schelling’s The Road to Ocosingo
What Are the Alternatives?—Lorenzo Thomas’ Extraordinary Measures, for Example
MEANING POLITICS WITHOUT REGRETS
“Startling and Effective”: Writing Art and Politics after 9/11
Countercultural Studies: Edward Sanders’ 1968: A History in Verse
Shine a Dark Light on It: Benjamin Friedlander’s A Knot Is Not a Tangle
Picking Up the Diasporic Pieces: Keith Piper at the New Museum
“How Soon Is Now?”: Anselm Berrigan, Prageeta Sharma, Greg Fuchs, Magdalena Zurawski, and the New Independents
Building Locations: Recent Work by Ben Polsky
Musical Chairs in Public Spaces: Brenda Coultas’ The Bowery Project
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index

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Ammiel Alcalay

“As the theoretical bubble bursts, Alan Gilbert brings us back to the attention poetry demands, with its local nuances, terms, and conditions. With referential breadth and political acuity, Another Future deftly traces cultures in the making within the confines of social space.”

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"As the theoretical bubble bursts, Alan Gilbert brings us back to the attention poetry demands, with its local nuances, terms, and conditions. With referential breadth and political acuity, Another Future deftly traces cultures in the making within the confines of social space." —Ammiel Alcalay, author of From the Warring Factions

"Gilbert is brilliant. With a clear and intelligent prose style that is intellectually rigorous and jargon-free, he has found a vital and useful vocabulary with which to describe and investigate what's really new in North American poetry."—Peter Gizzi, author of Some Values of Landscape and Weather

Peter Gizzi

“Gilbert is brilliant. With a clear and intelligent prose style that is intellectually rigorous and jargon-free, he has found a vital and useful vocabulary with which to describe and investigate what's really new in North American poetry.”

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