Of Being Dispersed

Of Being Dispersed Poetry African African American Studies I get this pinwheel relationship to wisdom history when I read Simone White I m in her dream but it s a remarkable solidly packed one informed by the quotidian

  • Title: Of Being Dispersed
  • Author: Simone White
  • ISBN: 9780996002547
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry African African American Studies I get this pinwheel relationship to wisdom history when I read Simone White I m in her dream, but it s a remarkable solidly packed one informed by the quotidian rarity of for instance a prose disquisition on lotion and skin and haircare especially in winter Like Dana Ward s, her work sends me searching Like what parPoetry African African American Studies I get this pinwheel relationship to wisdom history when I read Simone White I m in her dream, but it s a remarkable solidly packed one informed by the quotidian rarity of for instance a prose disquisition on lotion and skin and haircare especially in winter Like Dana Ward s, her work sends me searching Like what part of speech is here As I m wondering Simone sometimes exits first, and I even feel that a real piece of her poem is adamantly not here and that is her privacy, her power her skill so what kind of quest is it, this beautiful complex alive work Here s my best guess OF BEING DISPERSED is an ur text of the fourth wave of feminism which we come to realize is ocean and women are now standing on it and amidst this clatter of voices Simone White walks Eileen Myles In Simone White s poetry the action is always multiple, palpable, sounding as thought, coming forward through this highly sensitized plane, sudden and hovering, exchanging centers, afflicted and added to by company The continuous listening company demands company including imaginary self, receding boundaries, the horseman on the night s street, the live, the loved, the drunk, the words, the turnstile, the endless destructive projections people force and the rendering of that listening into irreducible depths of tone, wit, and perception constitute much of what makes OF BEING DISPERSED a masterful book Buzzing word love marking time beat by beat, being the ground inside and out, makes up the rest Anselm Berrigan Macaronic plenitude of language instantiates places and states of mind If Edouard Glissant says that we write in the presence of all the world s languages, then we have in Simone White s OF BEING DISPERSED, an underground stream reaching the surface of the page in lines acrobatic and limber, fluent in code switch, mood shift and modes of inquiry I read White s volume as a poetic lens on the specificities of the diaspora and the dispersed, written with baroque skepticism, feminist vision and attention to the complications of a Black yet to be storyed any where Erica Hunt
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    • Jimmy says:

      It Must Be ShamelessApart disclaimed wicked pea, split soft skinof the principle princess, who writhes,a little blood passes her perineum every night,grey linen sheets flax talisman plot luxeto strip and scrub all gorea plain bar of secret white soapit is a pine tree, it is an orange blossom, it is a rose hipunder a baby tongue, blood cutspunisher, swear it closed, closes itShe's amazing. Read another excerpt here.

    • Dallas Swindell says:

      A thought provoking and deeply enthralling collection of poems fills the pages of Simone White’s Of Being Dispersed. The poems within ring out in the duality of the root before the seed, the circular process again encircled, the invagination of self across the linked dimension of time and space. Simone White pushes individual words to bear the often poignant burden of diffuse meaning: is to be dispersed to be shorn apart and scattered, to seek new fertile lands, to espouse the memory of those [...]

    • Charlie says:

      A fantastic collection bursting with personality. Each section showcases a different style and aspect of Simone White, and it would be a challenge to find a bad turn in any of them.

    • Phillip says:

      love her language and the things she pays attention to is there a higher praise for poetry?

    • Jeff says:

      In which Simone White tries to work her poem out. Having put out Unrest in 2013 and finished her PhD (forthcoming as Dear Angel of Death in 2018) these six poems include three sequences, an essay ("Lotion") and two proems. The first of the two poems, "And then I began to hear the call of Los Angeles," is a dazzler, as is the essay; both counters to the linguistic freight of running this particular satirist and intellectual's medium in the poem. They are funny, they revise in crucial ways recent [...]

    • Robert Rauschenberg says:

      Recommended by Jen Hofer (Antena).

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