Friday, 7 April 2000

From "Poetics"

[...] Impasse for Schultz is not just writer’s block, the poet fetishizing her own impedence, but a stage of productivity, an obstruction to be exploited for its truth content, and a modality of silence valuable or even necessary for composition. In this she follows Lyn Hejinian, whose definition of impasse—“both language’s creative condition and its problem” [...]

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