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Rachel Blau DuPlessis’s 2008 and 2009 Tapa Notebook — page 66
[ Text: Hejinian’s ‘tangibility and singular/ distinctness’ [in ] ‘Strangeness’ is really not / the same as Zukofsky’s ‘historic / and contemporary particulars’ [in] ‘Sincerity and Objectification’ / (as David Huntsperger argues in his mss.) / LZ’s word historic — the dimension / of pasts saturating inside the / particulars — makes it different. / How exactly to get that double / dimension — time passing in general / AND a sense of the force and / meaning of a historical saturation? // 27 Feb 09 ]
RBD gloss: David W. Huntsperger’s mss was Procedural Form in Postmodern American Poetry: Berrigan, Antin, Silliman, and Hejinian, in fact published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2010.
These are scans of pages of a Tapa Notebook, filled out by American poet Rachel Blau DuPlessis for the University of Auckland Library. It ponders Rachel’s experiences writing in 2008 and 2009. For more of this backstory, see here. The word ‘tapa’ refers to the kind of dyed patterned cloth (made from the paper mulberry tree) shown left, and on the front cover of the notebook, an honorable practice popular in Polynesia. (See Wikipedia) Most spreads of this notebook have a blank verso (left hand page), except for 7L and 7R. Blank verso pages are not shown; usually only the recto (right hand) page is shown.