”There are times when the air feels like a concentration camp.” I quote the american poet, Alice Notley – because we don't live in that kind of time right now? We can breathe? Breathe out? As I read it, no, no, I'm using Notley, in order to try to put into words the conditions that we are currently living and relating to ourselves.
In California, the air is contaminated. We all have to face, we will comply with the appropriate measurements for our fellow human beings. We go for a walk, the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, but we had to go out into the street as soon as we meet someone, it is as though one's fellow man has become an enemy. Would rather be crushed by a speeding car than being infected by another person's viral.
the Air is not sufficient at all.
George Riley says, ”I can't breathe” but the police will not lift my knee from His neck. He choked out: ”the earth is a mördarrum”, says Notley.
the Notleys, the poems in ”a Certain magical acts,” talks about a situation that is upon us, despite the fact that the collection was originally released in 2016: ”I would like to get out of here. Return of the crisis.” However, we are caught up in the crisis, and no one will get away, and this has been going on for a long time. There is racial violence, and repression has always been there – and is now tempted it to forward: ”If you can remember the better times to know that it was a lie, for they are led / to the present.”
"Vote for real, citizens'
this, friends, can any tell me the about the episode of the horror when the police officer, whose job it is to ”serve and protect”, it will stop them on a lonely country road, when a police storms his house in search of alleged offenders, or only about the day-to-day humiliation and misstänkliggörandet at the local grocery store. Stop talking about the president's avledningsmanövrer, his whims, his follies, the crisis is about the regime in the structures of the power plant itself is so strong that they can take over the democratic institutions, and to threaten others.
”Vote for real citizens to vote, of your consciousness being studied,” writes Notley sarcastically. When there is a choice between the plague and cholera, as is each and every one of a choice of the death penalty. The southern california towns and cities will be emptied of life; everywhere they are calling on the support of the help to the homeless people in San Francisco are allowed to live outside the city hall, but only if they are in the upptejpade the marks of the two feet away.
AMERICA's strength, human strength, is available in the local community. When the federal government declares war on its own citizens to organize themselves: they help each other out. Or, go to the spontaneity of the act. While I'm reading Notley I am listening to the Kamasi Washington , the opening track to the album, ”Fists of Fury”, ”We will not ask for justice, in the place of retaliation.”
in Retaliation, a better word for it, that is, the power to call rioting, looting, and olagligförklarar, a power that is put into the military against their own citizens, ”to Vote your death....” and are you even a citizen anymore?
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”I don't want to be included, but it can't help but to talk to them.” Another volume of poems, with the title of ”Apostasy” – a title that could apply to all her writing – talking to Alice Notley about the language itself, it tends to be racist, it is there to create a difference and a distinction, but at the same time, poetry eases the skillnadens language, it can be found in a state beyond race and gender. Her poetry is informal, and often written very close to the oral,: to read it is sometimes referred to as being in a street intersection, where the traffic is going in all directions, and at the same time.
as Notley was born in 1945, has published volumes of poetry, is the award-prisbehängd, however, is still angry. She is often referred to, next to Anne Carson , Leslie Scalapino , as an innovator of american poetry. However, she is more angry than the others. And the poem, for poetry, for her, it's a medium that allows for the anger, encourage the struggle with the language, do not make war. Experiment: the testing of the words of power and space. The energy of the Notleys, the poems of be nice to be in a Marie Silkebergs of the translation. Standing there, in the language corner can be a stressful experience for you as quickly as possible to get across to the other side, and the next book page. The words will come out from all sides, and in a single moment: ”Hear my voice, be reproduced”.
It is, perhaps, the strongest part of the film, Some of the magical documents is a long suite, which is called the particular 'Voices'. Notley's playing with the other, she writes, the questions you as a reader respond to her, to enter into a dialogue with all of these contradictory statements. The ”I” which are not synonymous with Notley, and not a single one I can, she is many.
the Virus is coming back, the racist abuse continues,
One of them is the poet as spy: someone who listens, make a note, bring together. Covering the language, break it up, erase it, allow the collapse of the individual pages: it's the one I have, which are not to be included, not integrated, and the defiance of ”We can't, the rules have never been” them". The poet does not ask for mercy, not of justice: retribution.
However, the language is no longer sufficient, the air is already dense with the words of the lying, and the true word of god. The language is do not cure anything, the language might not be the whole of the communities that are torn apart, " says Notley. The virus will come back, the racist abuse continues, the assassination of olof Palme may never be a final verdict. The daily exploitation and oppression is going on, and the climate, we need to act before the planet goes under.
Notley: ”there will always be a terror?”
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" Ulf Olsson is a professor of comparative literature, currently working at uc Berkeley in California, and his colleagues at the Swedish newspaper Expressen kultursida. His most recent book is ”the Paradoxografi. His late works.<