Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The xx vs. xo argument

Even when women do avant-garde work it's never *quite* as avant-garde as men's (think core Language Poets, or the Four Horsemen, compared to women like Howe, Notley, Guest, et al.) -- there are soft and hard avant-gardes, weak and strong avant-gardes; and perhaps nothing is so strong and hard as excising all lyricism, subjectivity and links to experience from one's work. Not many women do it. -- Ange Mlinko

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