From “The Dwelling Place: 9 Poets” ed. Ron Silliman:

…it is the Word which is ‘the dwelling place’… it shines with an infinite freedom and prepares to radiate towards innumerable uncertain and possible connections…

– Roland Barthes, 1953

From “The Mechanics for a Literary ‘Secession’” by Gorham B. Munson:

Form, simplification, strangeness, respect for literature as an art with traditions, abstractness…these are the catchwords that are repeated most often among the younger writers.

– Malcolm Cowley, 1922