The Yellow Papers 1 – The Following

The Yellow Papers 1 – The Following
Author: John Wilkinson
Publisher: The Last Books
Language: English
Pages: 96
Size: 12 x 17 cm
Weight: 114 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9789491780288
Price: €12.00
Product Description

The Yellow Papers 1
John Wilkinson: The Following

The Following selects from John Wilkinson’s essays of the last three decades, with a preference for what has come to be known as creative criticism, and adds a new essay on reflected boughs in poems by Shelley and a photograph by Sally Mann, and a poem in homage to Sean Bonney. The book’s title is a broken reflection of the essay title “Following the Poem.”

“Through following a poem (not just any poem), a reader can become involved in the evocation and enactment of a radical hybridity, pulling together ways of thinking about the world modernity has categorically but falsely separated; but such reading takes place in time, so continuously a reader unpicks and reintegrates elements of the poem in a felt motion which can restore a healed and full being in the world, involving in its fullness and as a condition of it, the detours, the lapses, and the breaks in his or her journey.”

Edition of 400

The Yellow Papers is a pamphlet series for experimental poetics and commentary, with an emphasis on the prosodic, textual, and typographic features of poetical language – on the shapes of poems and the sounds they make. We’re also interested in publishing philological and archival research and translations of contemporary and historical poets and poetics.