They had noticed before that they felt writing in their body. That they felt those certain sensations, those sensations of interested calmness that happened when their mind and their breath were working together, that pleasant boredom. And they began at this time to think of poetry that used fragmentation, quotation, dis- ruption, disjunction, agrammatical syntax, and so on not as a radical avant-garde break but as the warm hand of someone they loved stroking their head, helping them to relax the muscles in their head and inviting them to just close their eyes and relax for a second with the words of someone else. This feeling somewhat answered that constant question of about the use of the avant-garde in a
time like this.
Juliana Spahr s. 188 i romanen The Transformation (2007)