Thursday, April 04, 2013
Poet B.H. Fairchild on where it’s at.
Fairchild then began to lay out his theory of poetics, explaining the deep connection he feels with Martin Heidegger’s association of poetic language with “the coming into Being-in-the-world, the thing itself, the going-on.” He linked this idea back to his adolescence in Kansas, explaining the habit of him and his friends to describe desirable things as “where it’s at,” without ever explaining what “it” is.
He came to discover, in “redneck Heideggerian fashion that ‘where it’s at’ is in poems.”
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