Jared Stanley

Seeking it Outside Poetry

You don't have to think of it as poetry: Joanne Kyger's 'Descartes' and 'Bird Books'

Why start a series on ruptures and dissimilarity in poetic practice with Joanne Kyger, whose books of poetry seem to be very steady, a daily practice of poetry as journaling, a kind of non-narrative, time-specific work of being, a concern carefully announced by the titles of her books: Going On, Trip Out and Fall Back, On Time?