Andrew Peynetsa / Armand Schwerner - Ethnopoetics download album
- Performer: Andrew Peynetsa
- Title: Ethnopoetics
- Genre: Audio
- Formats: APE WAV AIFF ASF XM AC3 MMF
- Released: 1973
- Style: Spoken Word
- MP3 album: 1142 mb
- FLAC album: 1886 mb
- Rating: 4.6/5
- Votes: 138
Once Long Ago. B. –Armand Schwerner. Tablet XVII/Tablet XII. Notes. Alcheringa Ethnopoetics Issue, 1973,New York.
Armand Schwerner was born in Antwerp, Belgium, and immigrated to the United States in 1935. He studied at Cornell and Columbia universities and earned his BA and MA at Columbia. His early collections of poetry include The Lightfall (1963), (if personal) (1968), and Seaweed (1969); a volume of his Selected Shorter Poems (1999) appeared posthumously. Schwerner’s graduate work included a focus on anthropology, and he was sometimes affiliated with the ethnopoetics movement. Schwerner embraced the universalizing spirit of ethnopoetics-the dream of total translation, total performance, total synchronicity-while at the same time implicitly acknowledging its impossibility. Schwerner’s most famous work is the multivolume The Tablets (1999), a poem in 27 sections that he wrote over 25 years.
Alcheringa: A Journal in Ethnopoetics 1970-1980. Volume One, Issue Two, 1971. Jaime de Angulo, The Story of the Gilak Monster and his Sister the Ceremonial Drum, Reproduced by permission of the Pacifica Foundation, Los Angeles, (6:14): MP3.
Armand Schwerner: The Tablets. In 1968 the Cummington Press published the first eight parts of what would eventually be considered Armand Schwerner’s magnum opus, The Tablets. The work is definitive of the tradition-breaking, tradition-expanding ethnopoetics movement of the late-1960s, which "looks away"–as its avatar, Jerome Rothenberg, expressed in a talk given at the MLA in 1994–"from the modern & experimental, to focus on ancient & autochthonous cultures (often under threat of mass extinction or long since blown away).
Schwerner embraced the universalizing spirit of ethnopoetics-the dream of total translation, total performance, total ritual-while at the same time implicitly acknowledging its impossibility. The uncanny pathos that informs Schwerner's work, especially in The Tablets (1999), has its origin in a romantic primitivism that is continually undercut by Modernist skepticism-and vice versa.
Armand Schwerner, Selected Shorter Poems. San Diego, Junction Press, 1999. Armand Schwerner, The Tablets. Orono, ME, National Poetry Foundation, 1999. Schwerner embraced the universalizing spirit of ethnopoetics - the dream of total translation, total performance, total synchronicity - while at the same time implicitly acknowledging its impossibility. The Tablets is his brilliant monument to this realization, but its step by step progress can be seen in his shorter poems as well, many of them as technically accomplished and beautiful as the best parts of his long work.
|A||–Andrew Peynetsa||Once Long Ago|
|B||–Armand Schwerner||Tablet XVII/Tablet XII|