Monday, 21 December 2009

Day 25

Fri 27 Nov

Then, from Tony again:

“Just after I wrote to you about the question of absence, I read this from Charles Bernstein about presence: ‘The question of presence, the plurality within being present, is of fundamental significance of poetry. The presence of the text (the written document) within the performance but equally the presence of the performance inside the text means that there are, at any one moment in time, two irreducible modes of being present. As presence becomes the site of irreducibility, this will mean that presence can no longer be absolutely present to itself. The anoriginal marks the possibility of the poem being either potentially or actually plural, which will mean that the poem will always lack an essential unity.’”

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