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.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

a quotation, a couplet, and a question

"The move wouldn’t be for writers, for example, to infiltrate the academy & change the lit canon from within. It would instead be to work outside that whole institutional framework & reject questions of canonicity altogether." -- P. Inman, "a different table altogether"

o the humor of anaclitic molecule-systems
and the repositioning of wit draw me a beth

What if we understand that flarf has never been invented, period, but has actually only ever been discovered?


  • At 10:22 AM, Blogger kevin.thurston said…

    re: flarf and all the rest. i think re-covered would be better than discovered. no one is working in a vacuum, so no one can invent anything. upond contact everything changes, blah blah blog. the only hope, or the only thing to reasonable expect (depends on your sense of metaphysics) is for interesting combinations.


  • At 9:01 AM, Blogger buckd_dc said…

    Sure, why not. Re-covered, esp. with a hyphen to distinguish it from recovery, would connote that it was covered, then got uncovered; & so flarf reupholsters reality?

    Wow. I see a use-value theory of flarf about to be discovered; oops -- I mean re-covered.


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