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How To Win Critics and Influence Readers

November 14, 2008


oh, alright, we totally have a HUGE crush on joshua clover.  adorable in its enormity, our love for this lithe man with a penchant for popular culture knows no bounds.  we have an endless enthusiasm for his work with fledgling pop stars even as it weaves defly between economic theories we can’t even begin to fucking ponder.  so when we found this call to arms from clover’s beloved antagonist, the Gray Goose, we knew we had to throw his hat into the ring.

the headline is slightly misleading, but it’s totally up the clove’s alley, right?

Seeking a Poet for the Great Mess of ’08

they’re not actually looking for a poet (booooo!).  and although the implication is feeble, it’s interesting: money is one of the things that happens to people.  so shouldn’t at least some writing/poetry be about money or value and how those things work in our lives?  yes, emphatically, says joshua clover!

so just take a few minutes to chew on it: could 2008 be a watershed year for the poetry?  could poetry finally break through the opaque wall of meaning and actually garner an audience of disenfranchised americans?  probly not.  but, shit man, hope is alive and such now…


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Doodle permalink
    November 14, 2008 5:45 pm

    A capital idea, ar ar!

  2. famouspoet permalink
    November 14, 2008 11:08 pm

    pirates: so money in a “swingers” kind of way

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