• solitude is another matter | poems and fragments, 2004-2013, volume nine

    Author(s):
    Steven Schroeder (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    GS Poetry and Poetics
    Subject(s):
    Poetry
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    poetry, chicago, texas, oklahoma
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/40sf-rr61
    Abstract:
    solitude is another matter is the ninth of a series of ten collections that draw on material from notebooks I kept between 2004 and 2013. I returned to that material in 2021 with Basho and haibun in mind, as well as the prosimetrum tradition that flourished in medieval Europe. Both play off a tension between poetry and prose, and, looking back, that is what I found myself doing during that decade, when I was dividing my time among Shenzhen, Chicago, and the Texas Panhandle – and spending considerable time on the road betwixt and between. Haibun and prosimetrum both call our attention to the fact that writing itself is a journey, a practice (as de Certeau recognized) akin to walking. That is how I think of this work – as a long walk that was and continues to be a practice of meditation. All of the texts were drafted between February and November 2010. Some of the material has appeared previously in poetry collections I have published since 2006, but I have gone back to the original drafts to rethink and reconfigure what appears here.
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