By Lyn Hejinian
Lyn Hejinian is one of the so much in demand of up to date American poets. Her poem My lifestyles has garnered accolades and lovers in and out academia. First released in 1980, and revised in 1987 and 2002, My existence is now firmly confirmed within the postmodern canon. This Wesleyan version comprises the 45-part prose poem series in addition to a heavily comparable ten-part paintings titled My lifestyles within the Nineties. An experimental intervention into the autobiographical style, My existence explores the numerous ways that language—the issues humans say and the methods they are saying them—shapes not just their id, but additionally the very international round them.
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