Thursday, September 27, 2007

Animating Concerns

Hope it's not too gauche to take a stab at answering my own question re: contemporary poetry's animating concerns (division norteamericano):

1) Plumed troops and the Big War.

2) "Do you believe that poetry can create [political] change in the world?"

3) The Lyric after L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Sometimes Use the 'I'.

4) Crisis of Overproduction
"Too many ___________." (insert: poets/M.F.A. programs/blogs/grad students/small press publishers/books.)

"Too few ____________." (insert: readers/reviewers/buyers/hours to read/good books.)

(or: Amazon, Lulu, PayPal)
(or: email, Penn Sound, flarf)

6) Weird rumblings of god stuff.

7) Standard rumblings of marx stuff.

8) Plumed troops and the Big War.

9) Squid.


Maryrose Larkin said...

The lyric after language is a very inhabitable space, right this minute, I think

K. Silem Mohammad said...


rodney k said...

Of course! Duly noted ...

suzanne said...

oh, i think the lyric after language is ever habitable and duly and goodly inhospitable

and, I'm with you, rk