By Ron Silliman
Among the Age of Innocence and the Age of expertise comes The Age of Huts. This booklet brings jointly for the 1st time all the poems in Ron Silliman's Age of Huts cycle, together with Ketjak, sundown particles, The chinese language computer, and 2197, in addition to key satellite tv for pc texts, Sitting Up, status, Taking Steps, and BART. every one poem deals a notably varied process towards utilizing language to discover the area. one of many founding works of Language Poetry, The Age of Huts is ready every little thing, kind of actually, as each one sentence, even every one word, embarks by itself narrative, linking jointly to shape a wide polyphonic research of latest lifestyles. From Ketjak, one of many first poems to hire "the new sentence," to 2197, a serial paintings that scrambles the vocabulary and grammar of its sentences, The Age of Huts questions every thing we now have identified approximately poetry with a purpose to see the area anew.
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Phantom Czechoslovak. This this this this. This is here if you think it is. Urban bourbon. If I am in a car and look through the window at the scenery, I can, at will, look at the countryside or the pane, and, if at the latter, at other worlds reflected there, the view, say, from a window on the far side, a small town lodged on the hillside. Neither present nor past hold for you the attractive indeterminacy of the future, the elaborate half-finished contraption of the yacht in the yard, tho you live in an apartment, waking from the sweating nightmare of hair starting to grow on all the walls and the great sound of breathing.
Felt thought. Xerox days. Sparklers, or incense, it’s all the same principle. White or white-gray or gray, cream call it, fade away. Watching her hand to see if there is a ring amid long, thin fingers. The possibility of terms like rooms in a house, huge Hillsborough home, doors of syntax, windows of nuance, a long, carpeted hallway lined with Persian mirrors, doors ajar through which you see, a guest in the place tho not thoroughly welcome, the furniture of usage. Piano clusters. The song of the Cessna, its propellers.
These emotions have been proposed. Manifest destiny. Feet, do your stuff. That woman new to the building seemed interesting, until the night she brought home the man who clearly was not, so curiosity drained away. Green tint to the shit. The water in the pipes does not wake me, but keeps me from sleep, unable to determine the source, the user, the time of night. On the reparsing of names. Grew up, she said, able to hear Chiang’s firing squads by the river at dawn. Instances return, thought to have been lost.
Age of Huts (Compleat) (New California Poetry Series, Volume 21) by Ron Silliman