Experimental Writing in the South
Publication Year: 2003
Another South is an anthology of poetry from contemporary southern writers who are working in forms that are radical, innovative, and visionary. Highly experimental and challenging in nature, the poetry in this volume, with its syntactical disjunctions, formal revolutions, and typographic playfulness, represents the direction of a new breed of southern writing that is at once universal in its appeal and regional in its flavor.
Focusing on poets currently residing in the South, the anthology includes both emerging and established voices in the national and international literary world. From the invocations of Andy Young's "Vodou Headwashing Ceremony" to the blues-informed poems of Lorenzo Thomas and Honorée Jeffers, from the different voicings of )ohn Lowther and Kalamu ya Salaam to the visual, multi-genre art of Jake Berry, David Thomas Roberts, and Bob Grumman, the poetry in Another South is rich in variety and enthusiastic in its explorations of new ways to embody place and time. These writers have made the South lush with a poetic avant-garde all its own, not only redefining southern identity and voice but also offering new models of what is possible universally through the medium of poetry.
Hank Lazer's introductory essay about "Kudzu textuality" contextualizes the work by these contemporary innovators. Like the uncontrollable runaway vine that entwines the southern landscape, their poems are hyperfertile, stretching their roots and shoots relentlessly, at once destructive and regenerative. In making a radical departure from nostalgic southern literary voices, these poems of polyvocal abundance are closer in spirit to "speaking in tongues" or apocalyptic southern folk art—primitive, astonishing, and mystic.
Published by: The University of Alabama Press
Some of the poets and poems collected in this anthology also appeared in New Orleans Review,The Other South: Experimental Writing in the South 21, no. 2 (Summer 1995), and New Orleans Review, An Other South: Experimental Writing in the South, Part II 25, nos. 1 and 2 (Spring 1999). Special thanks to...
This anthology is a collection of experimental poets in the South. It is not intended to represent a new “Southern Lit.” It has not been my goal to define a new genre, style, or movement, and I make no claim for any sort of dominance by any of the styles and genres included. I only want to claim that the work represented here...
Poetry Scouting Mission: At the Intersection of Southern and Experimental, by Hank Lazer
New Orleans, Roches Moutonnees, from The Bicameralization
[basic system code], Heralds of the hurricane.), Artificial Terra-cotta Skin Mutagen Mask of Humbaba/Humwawa
from Brambu Drezi, Book III
New Poem, Message No. 32, Law of Trichotomy, (August 2000), Another, Message No. 44, Message No. 57, SEEing yu, Message No. 69
The Secret Brain, The Halo Factory, Proscenium Moon, Please the Carrots, The Story Pillow, Any Blue Movie, The Tao Sequence
Poetry fro Dummies, Ride the High Country, Dear Bubble, Call Me ‘Shortchange’, Thong, Rio, Right Away, S’what Up
The Most Notoriously Absent North American Bird in Her Face, In Referring to What Does Not Exist, sic transit gloria mundi, sic transit, Sic Transit, Economics of Metonymy: sic transit 48 sic transit, Economics of Metonymy, I cannot observe myself unobserved., another, sic transit
Bayou Arabic Argot, Slate Roof Blues, Garden District Soubrette, Mourning dove ragpicks bargemen, November 1st, Part Evil, Customer #!, Houseboat Ferry, Ewe’s Candy Canes Red Sea Outerbank, Up Tchoupitoulas Nom de Guerre
Cryptographiku No. 1, Cryptographiku for Wallace Stevens, Cryptographiku for Jim L5ftwich, Mathemaku No. 16, Mathemaku No. 17, Mathemaku for Beethoven, Reality, Summer Rain,
A in I as was Blackening Read (Mandala), A Bough Well Bounds The Vowel Bounds Well, Vigil, The Fire After Fire, Poem In Progress, The Old Poetess Makes a Child, Directions to the Maze, Call and Response,
Eatonton Tableaux, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Five Note Range of Sorrow, Ezekiel Saw de Wheel, i am your courtier, Ellen Craft, Eyes of Soon Children
A Palm at the Entrance to the Arm, 0Glorious, Kind of Ransom, Past Qualm of Hours, Put together how it will, This is Still Life, Who are you
White Soil, Cattails Along Red River, Cotton and Gladiolas, Habitat Photo, Buckles, U-turn, .22
A Note to Skip on Max and Maxine, from pentacl
from Days, from The New Spirit
Dana Lisa Lustig
big guns go boom! (for Mark Prejsnar), plane song, barefoot/extinguish at will, “and I am lonely and small in all this, goodnight”
untitled], to abcs and from rimbaud, from no truck, solf
Not A Ton Notation, The Cages, Feeling Rosemary, Plate Pieces, Gongula
The Merchant’s Daughter, Dancing There, Uranium Ore
A. di Michele
About the Extinction Of, Solstice / Surgery (12-21,22-99), Unica Zurn’s Loam Bowl, Archipelago (Interra Diocesan)
Composition with Wire, Ode to Toge, assuage bane, Government and Binding, abusive! that’s the word!
“H. S. Mauberley (Life and Contacts)” Part I by Ezra Pound, “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman, “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” by William Blake, from What’s Your Sign?, “Romance Somnambulo” by Garcia Lorca
David Thomas Roberts
Toward Mena, Tiff Belt Parley, Rodeo, Little Pilot Knob, I Mandate Ridges Raving
Kalamu ya Salaam
SOUND is ProFound Sense, THE MOMENT OF THE FIRST DAY
Poem with Referees, From the Mark Prejsnar Playbook
Christy Sheffield Sanford
Rachel’s Recovery (Fucking with the Angels).
An Even-Tempered Girl Holds Her Breath, Dangerous Doubts, Blues Variations, Foolish Treasures, Back in the Day, Flash Point, Magnetic Charms
Peerage, A Drunkard Promise, Of Riches, Duchess of Dogs, coarse rigors, Hope Chest, A Maid of Need
In Anguish, the Heart Finally Prays:, Foxfire, Ghost of Me, Vodou Headwashing Ceremony
from river we are caried by
Publication Year: 2003
OCLC Number: 426526741
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