My Life & My Life in the Nineties
Author: Lyn Hejinian
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press (2013)
Lyn Hejinian is among the most prominent of contemporary American poets. Her poem "My Life" has garnered accolades and fans inside and outside academia. First published in 1980, and revised in 1987 and 2002, My Life" is now firmly established in the postmodern canon. This Wesleyan edition includes the 45-part prose poem sequence along with a closely related ten-part work titled "My Life in the Nineties." An experimental intervention into the autobiographical genre, My Life explores the many ways in which language―the things people say and the ways they say them―shapes not only their identity, but also the very world around them.