The gossamer flight term refers to an earlier discussion on Poetryetc about
'camps' and 'wars' in Australian poetry (sorry I can't recall date). This
is a topic I am especially interested in because part of my critical work on
Australia's 'new 90s' poetry (once 'emergent') is about creating different
terms with which to discuss the new poetry and the new poetry communities.
I feel passionately about NOT using terms such as 'poetry wars' and
'schools', and gossamer lines of flight is one way (not THE way) of thinking
about the way 'new' poetry communities are being created and how they work
(lines of flight is a Deleuzian borrowing and I think someone on that
previous discussion employed the term gossamer).
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From: Candice Ward <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: A Caution (P.S.)
> Just wanted to add, in response to Jill's comments re the SMH article's
> having gone "international," that I'm to blame for that, remember, not JK,
> as I was the one who posted it to Poetryetc. Of course, that makes DEB the
> real culprit (if anyone's to be jack-used for having let Sydney poetry
> out of Australia and onto the "world stage," as someone in the
> PoetryEspresso thread termed it)--but maybe this exemplifies what she
> by those (to me, utterly mystifying) references to "gossamer flight."
> 'Night y'all,