Writing Is an Aid to Memory
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Writing Is an Aid to Memory

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Hejinian's important collection of poetry from 1978, available again.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Green Integer
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Michelle Llewellyn
And I thought Gertrude Stien's "Tender Buttons" was a tough read. At least Lyn Hejinian breaks up her prose with lots of line breaks and white space. For a writer, this long prose poem of the language poetry genre is just a lesson in semantics-making every word count which Lyn does very well here. Onomatopeia and musical references are also a recurring theme, no doubt influenced by her second marriage to musician Larry Ochs.
This is not light reading, neither would I recommend it for pleasure unl...more
Caroline
Cerebrally, there's a lot to like here. I respect the project and enjoy the line and word play. But I struggled to find an emotional toehold.
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