Susan Howe's Art and Poetry, 1968-1974

Susan Howe's Art and Poetry, 1968-1974 K A P L A N P. H A R R I S To search for infinity inside simplicity will be to find simplicity alive with messages. In my end is my beginning. Susan Howe, "The End of Art" espite a few commentaries that borrow painterly metaphors, such as Bob Perelman's proposing that Susan Howe "uses // the page like a canvas" (7), no detailed account of the relationship between Howe's poetry and her artistic foundations exists, mainly because scholarship continues to focus on books she wrote long after she stopped painting. Even the first full-length study, Rachel Tzvia Back's Led by Language: The Poetry and Poetics of Susan Howe, skips over the first three books of poetry and gives no mention of the art criticism that Howe published during this time.1 The more closely we examine her poems, however, the more we realize the necessity of looking at these early years, especially if we are to believe her statement that her "sensibility was very much formed in the sixties" ("Interview" 19). Indeed, on the one occasion when her artwork has received substantial attention, Brian Reed is able to draw a compelling link between her installation works and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Literature University of Wisconsin Press

Susan Howe's Art and Poetry, 1968-1974

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K A P L A N P. H A R R I S To search for infinity inside simplicity will be to find simplicity alive with messages. In my end is my beginning. Susan Howe, "The End of Art" espite a few commentaries that borrow painterly metaphors, such as Bob Perelman's proposing that Susan Howe "uses // the page like a canvas" (7), no detailed account of the relationship between Howe's poetry and her artistic foundations exists, mainly because scholarship continues to focus on books she wrote long after she stopped painting. Even the first full-length study, Rachel Tzvia Back's Led by Language: The Poetry and Poetics of Susan Howe, skips over the first three books of poetry and gives no mention of the art criticism that Howe published during this time.1 The more closely we examine her poems, however, the more we realize the necessity of looking at these early years, especially if we are to believe her statement that her "sensibility was very much formed in the sixties" ("Interview" 19). Indeed, on the one occasion when her artwork has received substantial attention, Brian Reed is able to draw a compelling link between her installation works and

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Contemporary LiteratureUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Jan 3, 2006

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