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.)

5) www.blogspot.com.
(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.

THIS JUST IN
:
9) Squid.

4 comments:

Maryrose Larkin said...

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

K. Silem Mohammad said...

Squid!

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