The Poetics of Re-use

A discussion space and materials base for the reading/talk, "The Poetics of Re-use," with Brian Howe and Buck Downs, as part of the In Your Ear reading series, curated by Adam Good and Cathy Eisenhower.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

my presentation

I didn't prepare any notes or text, so I don't have anything to post. Typical.

But these many days past, & two ideas are still sticking with me from what I said:

-- A counter-positioning of the poetic project away from the default vanguardism of the last 200 years, toward an explicit salvage op enacted in a context of material plenty. It is in fact the self-congratulatory success of material plenty in pax americana that makes this salvage op necessary, worthwhile, and fun.

-- A "delusion of influence" described in the work and life of Ted Berrigan; another counter-position, this time in relief of the now-famous "anxiety of influence". Anxiety as a manifestation of neurosis is palpably absent in Berrigan's poetry, and derivation as an aspect of the work is cheerfully exploited rather than nervously contextualized. ["thank god I derive" -- Anselm Hollo]. I think psychosis is a more fruitful model than neurosis to display how the numerous feints and forays into the "vast library" and "academy of the future" are accepted and made to contribute to the poet's activity as salvage artificer.

Monday, January 01, 2007

My presentation

A belated thank you to Adam, Buck and Kathy for involving me in this terrific event. For those of you who missed it, I posted a transcript of my presentation on my mp3 blog, here. If he still has a copy of it, perhaps Buck could be persuaded to post his as well?

Sunday, December 10, 2006

6-pointed poetics of re-use

a poetics of re-use that insists on only pinballing between awareness, perception, and form would have to be finally incomplete or worse.


A custodianship of the world, total dependency on others, and a failure to complete the work are three of the characteristics of the relation of poesis to the world.



Sunday, December 03, 2006

people is watching your ass (re-used)

the people look
your donkey
on guess/advise
that for someone it could be useful
(enough time given),
between the kinds to diversify it
that the whole whole time
and the practice clarifies, and fires on
like foregrounded the strategy.
I use myself from the Adam
of the sentence
began to think this line down
(which I take, in order to be normative,
naturally), - in on complete
it by before existing material
for example made their "to possess"
the low line as component of the process
in close sense.

Adam does not use itself
in this sense, there dubs expressly
commingling its with that one of another
than written exit - in up.
Like that it is us
a certain category
i.e. of, eschews
for the whole number with reasons
commingling first generation
with material appropriated/sampled/plus
towards the painted books,
which networks
or the radios of Ronald Johnson [ sic ]
will be concerned, immediately also.

I find it last aluminium
to this straight edge
from basis of a competent definition.
Document to form could exercised
into for the centuries.
Unique sense saw I never that each
to learn to write primarily is,
toward exterior letters copied,
others, thus, by copying others
toward the exterior the sentences
Product that this activity
contains the majority of everything,
which was written never,
even before the press event.
You peoples is the preservation,
who copy down the people and this,
what we call our civilizzazione.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

What is Re-Use? (Technological Demonstration)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

What is Re-Use?

o ex-drowsing
outlaw season
and tin simoom,
eye slurping dune
nor me, roving in
general tandem in
the past sector,
revenue cenacles,
gnomic locknuts
in retainer
+ = gem.
if not the nonzero
then thaw?
if this platting about
! = tinges, this eon
of flesh takes
tutors masticated.
I knot vital tux
trochees? kidskin dank
and telic tiffs sear gear.
for meat this terrified smell
gulps toes.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

What is Re-use?

o ex-swarming autonomies
and antimonies, ye

pulsing bend
around me, roving

arrangement as
the zap unit

etches an uneven silence,

cunning stencil
in miniature

+= me.

if not the horizon
then what?

if this talking about
!= agents, this note
to self takes note.

shortcut activated.

activation cut short?

kids like candy
and sufficient categories.

for them this different lens
sprung soft.

(asked of F7, 11/19)

What is Re-use?

purposive shuffle
fomenting travel
via comic

internal audit
of entire current.

an evening out the things wear,
turning approaching into
a mostly chaotic growth
that might sum
the fucking code.

a simple destruction kit

don't stop
banging on my notes

don't stop
lip rock
blue joint

shipping is magic.

and so is jesus.

family living
and this Tetsuo
done dosed me.

learn my seclusion and take it for honesty and
let it bloom.

(asked of the Hopper - 11/19)