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Riassunto: Between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, most of the English common lands were enclosed taken, by force, out of the hands of local collective use and privatized. The resistance to capitalism’s primitive accumulation,” registered in recurring peasant revolts, failed to stem this tide of what we now call privatization” but it spilt over into Romanticism’s own advocacy of a kind of literary commons. Underground in the literary” since the nineteenth century, the fight against enclosure resurfaces today amidst continuing capitalist accumulations and a renascent sense of the commons under globalization.
In The Commons we wander the English countryside with the so-called mad peasant poet John Clare, just escaped from an Essex asylum and walking the more than eighty miles to his home in Helpston; we pick wild fruit with anarchist Henry David Thoreau, also newly escaped from jail (for not paying his poll tax); and we comb the English Lake District, undermining William Wordsworth’s proprietary claim upon it, with a host of authors of Romantic Guides and Tours.
Resisting enclosure with each word, tearing down (intellectual) property’s fencing, wandering in search of new commons, new spaces outside property’s exclusive and excluding domain The Commons veers in and out of history to find spaces of linguistic hope. What we have named, in less inspired moments, allusion,” borrowing,” or even (pretentiously) intertextuality” is just this fact that poetry proves again and again: our languages are common. Shared. Un-enclosable.
The Commons is another installment of what Collis has called (half in jest) The Barricades Project” a broadly based, historically ranging test of the old adage that poetry is the revolutionary act par excellence.” It includes Anarchive (2005) and will eventually continue in The Red Album. The Commons includes an introduction to The Barricades Project,” written by Collis’ collaborators Alfred Noyes and Ramon Fernandez.
About the Author:
Stephen Collis is the author of four books of poetry, Mine (New Star 2001), Anarchive (New Star 2005), which was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, The Commons (Talonbooks 2008) the latter two forming parts of the on-going Barricades Project” and On the Material (Talonbooks 2010).
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