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Poetry Canadian


by (author) Kate Eichhorn

Book*hug Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2008
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    Apr 2008
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What drives the collector? Is the archive a site of order, the convergence of past narratives and present desires, the chaotic reflection of passions spilling over categories? Is every lover an archive waiting to come undone? Every archive a place where the dust of bodies accumulates? One file in a fond of misplaced manuscripts, [Case Studies] is haunted by an author's compulsion to repeat and the archive's inevitable limits. A finding aid guides the reader through a field of drafts, grids and marginalia, but can it account for this conflicting narrative of desire and its inevitable unraveling? A book-length disentanglement of one archive of emotion, [Case Studies] dwells in the eerily familiar, exposing the fragility of our most rigid constraints.

About the author

Kate Eichhorn is the author of Fond (2008), a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award. She is also co-editor of Prismatic Publics: Innovative Canadian Women’s Poetry and Poetics (2009) and Belladonna Elders Series, Vol. 6 (2009). Her poetry, prose and criticism are part of a serial investigation of historiography, ethnography and poetics. She teaches writing and cultural theory at The New School in New York City.

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