[Jandek] jandek and emily dickinson

Daniel Marks alfredggnome at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 19 15:26:31 PDT 2004

interesting. but at least jandek's songs are not all
in the same meter as "the yellow rose of texas"


--- X95841 at aol.com wrote:
> has anybody else ever mentioned a jandek/emily
> dickinson connection? It just 
> struck me while i was internet-talking to a friend,
> telling her how the music 
> of devendra banhart would make her die a dickinson
> type death, like your head 
> exploding and all, and i suddenly started
> brainstorming on connections between 
> dickinson and jandek. You've got the assumed
> reclusiveness, the jagged, 
> unpolished, idiosynchratic (i'm too lazy and rushed
> to do spell check here), 
> self-referential poetry, windows and vague ex- or
> unrequited loves. Even--if you 
> care to think of it this way-- Dickinson's poetry
> was formally "out of tune" like 
> jandek's guitar. I'm sorry if this seems rushed, but
> i'll probably be 
> thinking about it all night and come up with
> someting a little more cohesive by 
> tomorrow. I'm still interested to see initial
> responses. Gonna go see relatively 
> mainstream rock bands now.   
> --james--
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