My Life has ratings and 62 reviews. Michael said: A work of slow art, as well as one of the few collections of Language poetry that has aged well. Note: This is the sixth section of My Life, “marking” Lyn Hejinian’s sixth year, It appears on pp. of the Sun & Moon edition (). An overview of. My Life by Lyn Hejinian. Extract. You spill the sugar when you lift the spoon. My father had filled an old apothecary jar with what he called “sea.

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At just over pages one could call hejonian a short book, and yet the density of Hejinian’s prose defies that characterization. But the constant noise is not an omen of music to come. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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Her poem My Life has garnered accolades and fans inside and outside academia. Ode to Failure Stacy Szymaszek. No trivia or quizzes yet. Please try again later.

These creatures are compound and nothing they do should surprise us. I often think confusion and consequent concerted attention to Hejinian is a great way to approach her writing. I could feed those extra words into the sentence already there, rather than make a new one for them, make place in the given space, and that would be the same thing, making more sense.


It makes you think about your own life and about the relative duration of life events. Another significant feature of the work is how it has changed over time. Trivia About My Life.

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Imperfect Remembrance Marta Figlerowicz. She could only give a little shrug.

Unhappily, time seems more normative than place. Jan 06, Chris Schaeffer rated it really liked it. A blue room is always dark.

Microreview: Lyn Hejinian, My Life and My Life in the Nineties

Aug 10, Michael added hejinnian Shelves: Read this always and often. If what you’re looking for is experimental poetry that grasps beauty, then here it is. Quotes from My Life. My Life represents a breakthrough in several respects. Hence, repetitions, free from all ambition. Topics poetry criticism microreview poetry criticism.

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Newer Post Older Post Home. Hejinian is primarily a poet and My Life reads like an extended work of prose poetry, for the focus here remains almost exclusively at sentence level, with word choice and juxtaposition being paramount.


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If you want prose and postmodern poetry which hasn’t lost the integrity and beauty of image, then bring your intellectual shovel and dig in. There is no solitude.

Want to Read saving…. It is as if one splashed in the water lost by one’s tears.

I believe the point here is that every reader is allowed to pluck which meaning they wish from the text, and create whichever hejiniaj lines they wish. There are as many chapters as there were years ym her life when she wrote the book, and there are as many sentences in each chapter as there are chapters.

I somehow found one of the original printed books, not knowing that she edited and republished it 7 yrs later then again with the supplemental work “My Life in the 90s” in the