Other literary forms
A practitioner and theoretician of prose poetry and Language poetry, Lyn Hejinian (heh-JIH-nee-ahn) defies easy classification, but at the core of her writing is poetry itself, wedded to its philosophy and to other genres such as fiction and nonfiction. For example, her long prose poem My Life is not only poetry but also autobiography and a novel, and Oxota: A Short Russian Novel is a novel written in poetic stanzas. With the painter Diane Andres Hall, Hejinian created a multimedia exhibit, The Eye of Enduring, in 1996. The musical composition Qúê Trân, which featured text by Hejinian and music by John Zorn, was released on the album New Traditions in East Asian Bar Bands (1997). She was also featured in Letters Not About Love (1998), a documentary film directed by Jacki Ochs about the friendship between Hejinian and Russian poet Arkadii Dragomoshchenko.