Time Text Body Noise (2014)

The first in a series of Commentaries I was asked to write for Jacket2. I opted to write about the poetic production of time. In this first piece, I discuss Truong Tran.

I titled my Commentaries series TIME TEXT BODY NOISE in order to capture some central questions I’ve been investigating regarding how we experience and imagine time when we read, watch, and hear poetry happen. These considerations are part of my broader efforts to make sense of time as a technology, and how we understand and imagine it–especially “the future.” I suspect that our experiences and imaginations of time are not wholly native to us. Hopefully, my posts will help me understand these phenomena better. May they also cast some new light on how you experience and think about time, texts, bodies, and noise, too.