Lyn Hejinian

Poet Lyn Hejinian is a founding figure of the language writing movement of the 1970s; her work has been described as “repeatedly concerned with biography or autobiography” and as exploring “the relationship between alternative writing practices and the subjectivity that normal practices of biography and autobiography often obscure.”  Her books include The Great AdventureA Thought is the Bride of What ThinkingWriting is an Aid to MemoryGesualdoA Mask of Motion, My LifeThe Guard,  Redo, The Language of Inquiry, The Cold of Poetry, and many others.   From  1976 to 1984 she was editor the Tuumba Press, and from 1981 – 1999, was co-editor, with Barrett Watten, of Poetics Journal.  She is Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.


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