Lyn Hejinian

Lyn Hejinian is a poet, translator, editor, and teacher, currently serving as the John F. Hotchkis Professor of English at UC Berkeley. Her academic work is addressed principally to modernist, postmodern, and contemporary poetry and poetics, with a particular interest in avant-garde movements and the social practices they entail. She is the co-editor (with Barrett Watten) of A Guide to Poetics Journal: Writing in the Expanded Field 1982-1998 and the Poetics Journal Digital Archive (an ebook), both published by Wesleyan University press. She is a co-author of The Grand Piano, a ten-volume, ten-author 'Experiment in Collective Autobiography' published by Mode A between 2006 and 2010. Her most recent book of poetry is The Unfollowing, just published in March 2016 by Omnidawn; the poem presented here in Cordite Poetry Review is from that volume.

‘A Fable for Now’: Kate Fagan Interviews Lyn Hejinian

In July, 2014, the American poet Lyn Hejinian visited Australia to participate in two events – the ‘Women’s Writing and Environments: 2014 Contemporary Women’s Writing Association Conference’ at the State Library of Melbourne, where she headlined alongside fellow keynotes Alexis Wright, Chris Kraus and Deborah Bird Rose.

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BAY AREA Editorial

Neither distance, the Pacific Ocean, nor the equator can quite explain the fact that poets in the activist San Francisco Bay Area and poets in Australia with corresponding and complementary concerns, both aesthetic and socio-political, are pretty much totally unaware of each other.

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Eternity goes on for such a long time that nothing can happen to disrupt it Laughter is encrypted grief, but grief is encrypted laughter, too Hardly noticed, another apple falls into the yellow grass—an event that changes the apple, the …

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