Pliny’s Knickers

Creator(s) Betsy Rosenwald, Hilary Clark, Steven Ross Smith



July 2005

Pliny’s Knickers enacts language as arrival and manifestation, composed as it was in the go-between, the back and forth, of an email exchange between Hilary Clark and Steven Ross Smith. In this poetic poly-logue, the authors exercise their common interest in a poetics of constraint, of resistance, of inventiveness, and in the process of homolinguistic translation. In Pliny’s Knickers they stretch poetic norms; the pull toward convention, meaning, and syntactic regularity; into inventive, surprising, and sometimes humorous configurations.

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