Thursday, August 04, 2011
TENDER BUTTONS by Gertrude Stein - FREE facsimile edition
In the summer of 1912, while vacationing in Spain, Gertrude Stein began to write short prose poems on discrete objects and little events (shopping, eating, talking) that comprised ordinary daily living. Generating poems from such mundane experience was not on its own anything too radical, but Stein paired such ordinary objects and experiences with an extraordinary new grammar.
Full article at http://jacket2.org/article/making-tender-buttons
Read it as it was first published in 1914: