Charles Reznikoff’s “During the Second World War…” as Objectivist Ars Poetica

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This essay is dedicated to Charles Bernstein

A poem I keep coming back to again and again is Charles Reznikoff’s “During the Second World War, I Was Going Home One …{read more}

Cry, Exploration, Ceremony

Howl by Allen Ginsberg / Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko / Diving into the Wreck by Adrienne Rich. Collage copyright Empty Mirror.

Oppositional postmodernist literature is associated with the Beat movement and came about after the terrible, unforeseen destruction of World War II. While the modernists were positive about the human spirit …{read more}