Furniture Music (Paperback)

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Furniture Music (Paperback)


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In Furniture Music, Montreal legend Gail Scott chronicles her years in Lower Manhattan during the Obama era, in a community of poets at the junction between formally radical and political art.

Immersing herself in a New York topography that includes St. Mark's Poetry Project and the Bowery Poetry Club, Scott writes from a 'Northern' awareness that is both immediate and inquisitive, from Obama's election to Occupy Wall Street and Hurricane Sandy. Here, readers are situated in conversations around citizenship, gender performance, class, race, feminism, and what it means to write now. And the author is less a single voice than an assembler, ventriloquizing not only present voices but also a host of earlier writers and philosophers, notably, Gertrude Stein, Viktor Shklovsky, Walter Benjamin. The result is a staggering work of insight and hope during a critical time in American politics and art.

Product Details ISBN: 9781950268863
ISBN-10: 1950268861
Publisher: Wave Books
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English