Attention equals life the pursuit of the everyday in contemporary poetry and culture /
"Attention Equals Life examines why a quest to pay attention to daily life has increasingly become a central feature of both contemporary American poetry and the wider culture of which it is a part" --
|Main Author:||Epstein, Andrew, 1969-|
New York, NY :
Oxford University Press,
xi, 364 pages ; 24 cm.
Table of Contents:
- Introduction: the poetics of everyday life since 1945
- The crisis of attention, everyday life theory, and contemporary poetry
- "Each day so different, yet still alike": James Schuyler and the elusive everyday
- "Tthe tiny invites attention": A. R. Ammons's quotidian muse
- Writing the maternal everyday: Bernadette Mayer and her "daughters" (Hoa Nguyen, Susan Holbrook, Laynie Browne)
- "There is no content here, only dailiness": poetry as critique of everyday life in Ron Silliman's Ketjak
- Everyday life projects in contemporary poetry and culture (Kenneth Goldsmith, Claudia Rankine, Brenda Coultas, Harryette Mullen)
- Conclusion: Claudia Rankine's citizen and beyond.