blog archive: 02 2012

Who is the Speaker?: The Self in Collaboration


By Laura Wetherington

Annie Finch's work, which appears in issue 12 of textsound1, perhaps typifies the collaborative spirit as well as any collaborators do. She explains her theory of the self in "Coherent Decentering: Toward a New Model of the Poetic Self"2. In her essay, she begins by describing the Romantic theory of a "fixed, central self" as an "extremely limited" point of view. She goes on to say, "my own selfhood, let alone the self voicing my…continue reading