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LZ stands for Louis Zukofsky (American poet)

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He was already the author of a small book of short stories, The Sea-Bed (1958), and one collection of lyrical poems, The Dancers Inherit the Party (1960)--the latter admired by international friends such as Cid Corman, Lorine Neidecker, Robert Creeley, Louis Zukofsky, Ronald Johnson, Jonathan Williams, and Jerome Rothenberg.
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Peter Quartermain, in Disjunctive Poetics: From Gertrude Stein and Louis Zukofsky to Susan Howe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), adduces William James as an important precursor to field esthetics, noting that in 1910 James defined consciousness as "'a field composed at all times of a mass of present sensation, in a cloud of memories, emotions, concepts, etc'" p.
Louis Zukofsky first called Williams's attention to the line as a formal unit in two discussions of Williams's work in 1930, "Beginning Again with Williams" in the Hound & Horn and "American Poetry 1920-30" in Symposium.
So by the time Pound's protege Louis Zukofsky (ten years younger than Reznikoff and an admirer of his work) led off the special "Objectivist Issue" of Poetry in 1931 with his essay "Sincerity and Objectification: With Special Reference to the Works of Charles Reznikoff", American modernism had already staked out its territory, quite decisively.
Even more than Laughlin, Williams put a highly personal stamp on his list by bringing out the work of poets like Mina Loy (a first-generation modernist who had slipped below the cultural radar) and Lorine Niedecker, among many others--poets who wrote wonderful, sometimes eccentric poems that deserved an audience, even if they were not in quite the same class as Olson or Louis Zukofsky.
Though she was writing poems as early as 2921, Niedecker's life as a poet can be said to have begun when she read the February 1931 "Objectivists" issue of Poetry, whose poems moved her to write to its guest editor, Louis Zukofsky (the beginning of a deep and difficult lifelong friendship).