Adam Atkinson

poems // detectives // bodies // holes

At what point does ironic mimicry of the symptoms of an unjust order become a genuflection to that order? If you claim to mock a regime while accepting both its actual patronage and adopting its tropes and gestures with comic flair, you are not a subversive — you are a court jester.

—Mostafa Heddaya (via jacobwren)

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I want to talk about poetry and have my head in the clouds of subjectivity, but boys are being murdered in the street, so I am most interested in finding out what the diction of resistance is

-poet Carmen Giménez Smith responds to Daniel Tiffany’s essay on avant-garde poetry and class conflict.

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—"I Found You There (III)" from the I Found You There cycle, Lonely Christopher (via liveandletlive)

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Poetic knowledge is born in the great silence of scientific knowledge

—Aime Cesaire (via iqblog)

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"Like Frank O’Hara, Gobble wears work-shirts to the opera and his feet are bare—these poems aren’t just one thing, or another, they are instead stuffed with so much energy that they are spilling all over the pages. Like industrious, tiny humans, they seep everywhere, sprawling across memories and dreams, carrying with them scars and shreds of real hope. Even better, More Wreck More Wreck is bubbling with the absolutely kick ass beauty of a great imagination let loose. —Peter Davis”
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coconutpoetry:

"Like Frank O’Hara, Gobble wears work-shirts to the opera and his feet are bare—these poems aren’t just one thing, or another, they are instead stuffed with so much energy that they are spilling all over the pages. Like industrious, tiny humans, they seep everywhere, sprawling across memories and dreams, carrying with them scars and shreds of real hope. Even better, More Wreck More Wreck is bubbling with the absolutely kick ass beauty of a great imagination let loose. —Peter Davis”

Get it + 5 others (Finn, Pafunda, Pope, Greenberg, and Livingston) for only $65 + free shipping!!

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my indoors weep at the pause, all quiet shuffles

RJ Ingram in Out of Sequence: The Sonnets Remixed (via omnidawn)