Saturday, January 31, 2009

Leave the manifesto alone!

Joshua Clover and Juliana Spahr, on behalf of Hate Socialist Collective - "It’s an aesthetic thing, Poetry answers as we fall asleep, choosing its poems as if you could choose who was worthy to shit on your grave."

Charles Bernstein, Manifest Aversions, Conceptual Conundrums, & Implausibly Deniable Links - "I love originality so much I keep copying it..."

D.A. Powell, Annie Get Your Gun - "Maybe it’s peculiar to our time, in which actual schools (academies) proliferate and spawn, that we’re seeing so much centrism. What we need is more eccentrism. Who isn’t tired of the contemporary qua contemporary? Who isn’t bored by innovation for innovation’s sake? It has, sadly, become the mode du jour. Not even a school. A monocultural fish farm."

Thomas Sayers Ellis, Perform-A-Form: A Page Vs. Stage Alliance - "The first task of activism... is the removal of all one-dimensional judges of craft."

Mary Ann Caws, Poetry Can Be Any Damn Thing It Wants - "How super to offend someone with an homage, especially an institutional someone."

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