Hannah Weiner's Open House
Poetry. "HANNAH WEINER'S OPEN HOUSE beckons us into a realm of poetry that bends consciousness in order to open the doors of perception. Weiner is one of the great American linguistic inventors of the last thirty years of the 20th century. She created an alchemical poetry that transforms the materials of everyday life into a dimension beyond sensory perception. The pieces...more
Paperback, 178 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Kenning Editions
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i am tired of poetry that doesn't risk everything, that doesn't practically start a riot from its own edges, that doesn't feel that layered living confusion isn't the stuff of our gut puddles. i am tired of schools of poetry noticing "difficult" women like weiner, tolerating/recognizing them, but not LOVING THEM. to read this book is to be saturated by hannah, by her approach and belief that language was comprised of textured beings and beamings. she wills you to give yourself (w/out knowing wha...more
Utter polyphonic bliss. Shifting rhetorical directions & a multiplicity of selves maneuver the flows of this work. Reflections on the moment by moment incidents of life, yet recognizing each moment as temporally, subjectively insecure—that self & social scatters over a range of simultaneous beings, voices. A lesson in the absence of separation between our selves & all that we encounter.