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It's time to Occupy Poetry

link shared Nov 14, 2011 • 3 comments • 961 views

"Poetry happens when we are shaken out of our psychic, linguistic, phenomenological, and indeed even physiological compliance with the spectacle and its myriad illusory modes of reification.” So says the Croatoan Poetic Cell, who launched an #OWS-inspired, Situationist assault of creative mayhem this autumn on Chicago's Poetry Foundation.

 

Cultural institutions, says the CPC, “are an integral part of the Spectacle. They are the conduits through which images, objects and language ‘transform’ into high art.”

 

All well and good, writes Jeremy Axelrod in Salon. But is pissing on a well-attended poetry reading truly "cerebral anarchy" that makes the arts more democratic and accessible?

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Awesome. Thanks Terry.
11.14.11 •
Really good link. I've been thinking about the Croatoans since the Chicago Reader did a little piece about them a month back. They have their agenda, and agendas are lovely things to ignore.
11.17.11 •
poetry happens
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