Lyn Hejinian: Selected Criticism
AJI, Hélène. “The Stakes of Narrative in the Poetries of David Antin, Ron Silliman, and Lyn Hejinian: New Forms, New Constraints,” Revue française d’études américaines, 103.1 (2005): 79-92.
–. “ ‘Life’ ‘Drafts’: Towards Two Non-Dogmatic Poetics,” Revue française d’études américaines, 147.2 (2016): 78-92.
ALTIERI, Charles. “What Is Living and What Is Dead in American Postmodernism: Establishing the Contemporaneity of Some American Poetry,” Critical Inquiry, 22.4 (1996): 754-89.
–. “Lyn Hejinian and the Possibilities of Postmodernism,” Women Poets of the Americas: Toward a Pan-American Gathering, Cordelia Candelaria and Jacqueline Vaught Brogan (eds.), IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1999.
CARDUNER, Zach and Al FILREIS. “Surpassing things we’ve known before (PoemTalk#15),” the Kelly Writers House, PennSound, and the Poetry Foundation, March 2009, [podcast] available at https://jacket2.org/podcasts/surpassing-things-weve-known-poemtalk-15.
CAZÉ, Antoine. “Alterna(rra)tives: Syntactic Spaces and Self-Construction in the Writing of Lyn Hejinian and Leslie Scalapino,” Ideas of Order in Contemporary American Poetry, Diana von Finck and Oliver Scheiding (eds.), Würzburg: Könighausen & Neumann, 2007, 197-214.
–. “ ‘The event is the adventure of that moment’: Hejinian Happenstance Happiness,” Lectures du Monde Anglophone, 2 Littérature et événement (2016).
CRITCHLEY, Emily. “Dilemmatic boundaries: constructing a poetics of thinking,” Intercapillary Editions, November 2006, [e-book #1] available at http://www.lulu.com/shop/emily-critchley/dilemmatic-boundaries-constructing-a-poetics-of-thinking/ebook/product-577108.html#productDetails.
DWORKIN, Craig Douglas. “Penelope Reworking the Twill: Patchwork, Writing, and Lyn Hejinian’s ‘My Life’,” Contemporary Literature, 36.1 (Spring 1995): 58-81.
–. “Parting With Description,” American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Lyric Meets Language, Claudia Rankine and Juliana Spahr (eds.), CT: Wesleyan UP, 2001, 243-265.
EDMOND, Jacob. “ ‘A Meaning Alliance’: Arkady Dragomoshchenko and Lyn Hejinian’s Poetics of Translation,” The Slavic and East European Journal, 46.3 (Autumn 2002): 551-64.
–. “Locating Global Resistance: The Landscape Poetics of Arkady Dragomoshchenko, Lyn Hejinian, and Yang Lian,” Journal of the Australasian Universities Modern Language Association, 101 (May 2004), 71-98.
–. “The Closures of the Open Text: Lyn Hejinian’s ‘Paradise Found’,” Contemporary Literature, 50.2 (Summer 2009), 240-72. –. “Lyn Hejinian and Russian Estrangement,” A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature, NY: Fordham UP, 2012, 72-94.
GOLSTON, Michael. “A=L=L=E=G=O=R=I=E=S: Peter Inman, Myung Mi Kim, Lyn Hejinian,” Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form, NY: Columbia UP, 2015, 101-44.
HINTON, Laura. “Postmodern Romance and the Descriptive Fetish of Vision in Fanny Howe’s The Lives of a Spirit and Lyn Hejinian’s My Life,” We Who Love to Be Astonished, Laura Hinton and Cynthia Hogue (eds.), AL: University of Alabama Press, 2002, 140-51.
HOFER, Jen and Rod SMITH (eds.). Aerial 10: Lyn Hejinian, DC: Aerial/Edge, 2015.
KELLER, Jim. “Language as Visible Vapor: Skywriting through Lyn Hejinian’s Happily,” Poetry and Pedagogy: The Challenge of the Contemporary, Joan Retallak and Juliana Spahr (eds.), NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, 224-232.
LEMARDELEY, Marie-Christine. “Lyn Hejinian : l’écriture à la limite,” Études anglaises, 61.2 (2008): 192-201.
MANNING, Nicholas. “Entre organisme et mécanisme : une façon désuète de penser la forme poétique contemporaine ?” Le Modèle végétal dans l’imaginaire contemporain, Inès Cazalas and Marik Froidefond (eds.), Strasbourg: Presses universitaires de Strasbourg, 2014, 59-71.
NICHOLLS, Peter. “Phenomenal Poetics: Reading Lyn Hejinian,” The Mechanics of the Mirage: Postwar American Poetry, Michel Delville and Christine Pagnoulle (eds.), Liège: English Department, University of Liège, 2000, 241-52.
PERLOFF, Marjorie. “Happy World: What Lyn Hejinian’s Poetry Tells Us About Chance, Fortune, and Pleasure,” Boston Review (February 2001),
SAMUELS, Lisa. “Eight Justifications for Canonizing Lyn Hejinian’s My Life,” Modern Language Studies, 27.2 (1997): 103-19.
SCAPPETTONE, Jennifer. “Microreviews: Summer 2003. A Border Comedy,” Boston Review (June 2003), [online] http://bostonreview.net/poetry/microreviews.
SHOPTAW, John. “Hejinian Meditations: Lives of The Cell,” Journal X, 1.1 (1996): 57-83.
SPAHR, Juliana. “Resignifying Autobiography: Lyn Hejinian’s My Life,” American Literature, 68 (1996): 139-59.
SWENSEN, Cole. “Re-membering Time in Hejinian’s My Life,” Revue française d’études américaines, 147.2 (2016): 93-99.
THOMAS, Chloé. “Déplacements du lyrisme dans le poème autobiographique postmoderne My Life de Lyn Hejinian,” Revue française d’études américaines, 145.4 (2015), 67-75.
TOMICHE, Anne. “ ‘We Do Not Encourage a Nightingale’ : Avatars du rossignol romantique dans la poésie du vingtième siècle,” Écrire l’animal aujourd’hui, Lucile Desblaches (ed.), Clermont-Ferrand: Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal, 2006, 135-51.
VICKERY, Ann. “Supporting a Scene: Tuumba Press,” Leaving Lines of Gender: A Feminist Genealogy of Language Writing, NH: University Press of New England, 2000, 63-73.
WALDROP, Rosmarie. “ ‘Chinese Windmills Turn Horizontally’: On Lyn Hejinian,” Temblor,10 (1989): 219-22.
WOOD, Tim. “Between bibetgekess and ‘but…’ A Review of Lyn Hejinian’s The Book of a Thousand Eyes,” Jacket2 (April 2013), [online] https://jacket2.org/reviews/between-bibetgekess-and.
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