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If we are politically engaged as poets, are we not called upon to investigate our experience through the re-structuring of it? Noting the insistence of tradition--the stanzaic corsetting of Emily Dickinson's wayward lineation by her well-meaning editors--we are reminded that such assumptive judgments still dominate editorial practice. In this issue, we are looking at the way hierarchies of power get reproduced in daily experience. Re-thinking Dickinson's intentionality, at odds with the poetic blueprint of her age, we can reflect on our own freedom to re-invent the poem's way . . . locating something fugitive and claiming it. Resistance surely flexes itself linguistically.
Toward this project, the new English-Canadian newsletter of feminist innovative writing, (f.)Lip, Editors: Betsy Warland, Sandy (Frances) Duncan. By subscription only, $8 for you, $12 for institutions, 2533 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V6K 1S9 . . . . Another birth, The H.D. Newsletter, edited by Eileen Gregory, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, 2719 Routh Street, Dallas, Texas 75201, will look at research in progress, synopses of papers on H.D. given at special sessions, etc. $5 for first year (2 issues). Due in spring 1987 . . . . Look for Contemporary Literature, The H.D. Centennial Issue, Vol. 27, No. 4, winter 1986, edited by Susan Friedman and Rachel Blau DuPlessis, with a "knockout" article on H.D.'s Palimpsest by Deborah Kelly Kloepfer . . . . For rare book collectors, writer/visual artist Susan King's Lessons from the South, focusing on issues of place, memory, psyche, "the secrets of the fan," in a die-cut accordian, handbound limited edition available from Nexus Press (an experimental visual arts press): 608 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta, Georgia 30312. $75 plus $2 for shipping . . . . To order for your university library: The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten, Edward Burns, editor, Vol. 1, 1913-1935, and Vol. 2, 1935-1946, Columbia University Press, $75 the set . . . . Among Burning Deck's on-going series of innovative women's poetry, Gail Sher's new book, Broke Aide . Available at small press bookstores . . . .
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