Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Just reading some reports from the Poetry in the 80's 'conference' that NPF held recently. Interesting as always what is 'in' and what is not. Gender, sexuality, politics, academic critics, textual language etc. The usual. Remembering the 80's. Wasn't there more than just that? Call it lamestream or mainstream or nostream. Was no one just observing the poetics of "none of the above"? Were publications like Avec, House Organ or Exquisite Corpse not impressive enough to receive recognition?

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