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  • 1. Introduction–Charles Bernstein

    2. From Pythagorean Sonnet Sequence–Jeremy Adler

    3. From a Language That Exiles Me–Adonis E. Hoffman, Pierre Joris

    4. [Untitled]–Fernando Aquiar

    5. [Unidentified Word Objects/Blank Spots/Deskeshen Betwen/What Use Poetry?]–Pierre Alferi, Olivier Cadiot, Katalin Molnár, Christophe Tarkos, Emmanuel Hocquard, Christian Prigent, Stacy Doris, Ray Federman

    6. Being a Poet in Brazil–Nelson Ascher

    7. From "A Few Remarks concerning My Poetry"–Gennady Aygi, Pierre Joris, Léon Robel

    8. A Little Something. Concerning the Present "Consummatum"/Preface to the Polish Edition of My Poetry–Gennady Aygi, Pierre Joris, Léon Robel

    9. Untitled–Josely Vianna Baptista, Regina Alfarano

    10. [The Italian Avant-Gardes in This Century...]–Renato Barilli, Carla Billitteri

    11. Five Italian Poets: Some Brief Introductory Remarks–Carla Billitteri

    12. Out of the Velvet-The Denim-The Straw of My Mind–Robin Blaser

    13. The Displacement of the "Scholastic": New Brazilian Poetry of Invention–Régis Bonvicino

    14. Zasterling–Manuel Brito

    15. [I Like to Say We and Look Elsewhere]–Nicole Brossard, Pierre Joris

    16. Tolpe Teplo (Crowd/Warmth)–Alexandr Bubnov

    17. The Destitution of Poetry–Che Qianzi, Yunte Huang

    18. Local: Note - International: 'Quote'–Cris Cheek

    19. Writing–Mara Cini, Carla Billitteri

    20. From Domestic Ambient Noise–Bob Cobbing

    21. Old Poetry–Robert Creeley

    22. A Brief Description of Poetry in New Zealand–Wystan Curnow

    23. Context, Darkness and Light, the Romantic–Franz-Josef Czernin, C. B.

    24. [I Discovered That the Earth Was Fragile and the Sea Light]–Mahmoud Darwish, Elias Sanbar, Simone Bitton, Pierre Joris

    25. The Brazilian Jaguar–Haroldo de Campos

    26. The Impoetic, or the Language of Things–Gianni D'Elia, Carla Billitteri

    27. Fragments on Writing Poetry in Postcommunism–Dubravka Djuric

    28. From ENCAszTERS–Fabio Doctorovich

    29. Those Been the Cokkes Wordes and Not Myne¬–Stacy Doris

    30. On the Superfluous–Arkadii Dragomoschenko, Evgenii Pavlov

    31. Writing Lesson–Johanna Drucker

    32. Visual Poetics: An International View–Johanna Drucker

    33. Nine Prose Pieces from Bird Migration in the 21st Century–Ken Edwards

    34. Thought and Word: Reflections on Contemporary Italian Poetics–Flavio Ermini, Carla Billitteri

    35. Eight and a Half Conditions for the Existence of Restricted Code–Deanna Ferguson

    36. The Poetics of the Complexity Manifold–Allen Fisher

    37. From Introduction to a Poetics of the Diverse–Edouard Glissant, Pierre Joris

    38. Borderworker–Milli Graffi, Carla Billitteri

    39. The Poetry Escape–Bill Griffiths

    40. The Questing of the Americas–Ernesto Livon Grosman

    41. On Baroque Typography–Ana Hatherly

    42. Uncertain Questions–Randolph Healy

    43. Oedipus Complex Made in Germany–Helmut Heissenbüttel, Anselm Hollo

    44. Essay in Greek–Helmut Heissenbüttel, Anselm Hollo

    45. Happily–Lyn Hejinian

    46. [Context? The Reading-Writing in and of This Life. Identity? My 'Identity' Is Mine!]–Anselm Hollo

    47. Poetry's New Shore: Language–Huang Fan, Yunte Huang

    48. Writing against the Chinese Diaspora–Yunte Huang

    49. From Referendum An Address to a Su

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  • Description

    99 Poets/1999 presents the work of ninety-nine poets in dialogue with one another across the divides of language, culture, and temperament. With contributions from the Americas, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and China, the volume features responses to questions posed by the guest editor Charles Bernstein—responses that range from historical to imaginary and from philosophical to poetic.

    Each poet was asked to ponder a series of questions: Is identity an important issue for your work, and, if so, in what sense? What do you see as the most urgent, yet insufficiently addressed or considered, issue or issues for poetry and poetics at this moment? Do you see your work in the context of a national state, or in the context of international capital, or in some other context?
    After years of exchange between the artists—through translations, readings, and visits—the result is a collection of unique and significant literary works, one that is richly suggestive for the future not only of poetry but of literary and cultural studies as well.

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