Scholarly & Creative

December 3, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Couch Explores the Poetry of Susan Stewart in ‘Jacket2’

Jacket2 published “On the art of Susan Stewart,” by Adjunct Professor of English Randall Couch, who writes:

In focusing on slippages of perception, slippages that raise the questions whether and how prior concepts or categories of understanding might be necessary for sensory events to be resolved as perceptions — and thus for us to know the world — Stewart engages in a mode of poetic exploration different from, and complementary to, one based on exploiting the slippages and cultural bindings of the linguistic material itself. This mode is a peer rather than an heir to that of Language writing.

Read the complete essay.

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