By Ben Doller
This new identify from Doller works within the house the place dissent turns into materialized, ironized, and commodified. enticing drone optics, redactions, renditions, comedy, and cinema, Fauxhawk wrenches exuberant song from the drone of the typical. The voters in those poems are fraught of their passivity, either ashamed of being and of being surveyed. Occupied by means of the cloth forces conspiring opposed to poetry, Fauxhawk takes at the economics of writing, college bureaucracies, and complicit injustice. The poems in Doller’s exciting new assortment try and locate their very own tone amid the blare through formal innovation, carving an area the place presence is signified, in hopeful and clarifying resistance.
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Czesław Miłosz 16. The manifestation of the parenthesis in poetic context, the capture and the clasp. The cordon and the clutch. The word blurt. 17. “Test,” “Tempt,” and “Text” are only a few letters apart. They are also utterly synonymous. 18. Feel free to think of the clothing store, or mind whichever gap you have in mind 19. as this is the 2nd person portion of the poem, the well-kept common grounds where the reader provides the sandwiches, wrapped in the news. Here however, the voice in the poem lurches, the subjectivity staggers, manifestation of the em dash in poetic context, word with an invisible self inside itself, interruption by way of explanation, aside inside, plus and minus and always another (line 21) to come, expectation and obliteration, segmented foil to the lung ellipse, the only binaries we know: R U—00—II (Dickinson)?
Not until Edison successfully lobbied that the word be used as a greeting for telephone calls, a way to acknowledge the scratchy silence about to be breached, was the term standardized. The telephone was originally envisioned as an open line between two offices, and a bell was originally proposed as the way to initiate a conversation until Edison’s suggestion (“I don’t think we shall need a call bell as Hello! can be heard 10 to 20 feet away. ”). ” [ 39 ] 2. 1. The reference is intended to signal the poem as linguistic material, as is the enhanced enjambment at the end of this line and subsequent lines throughout.
I blindside my side. I bogart my art. I bombard my bard. I bootleg my leg. I boink my ink. I boycott my cot. I broadcast my cast. I broaden my den. I brutalize my lies. I buffer my fur. I bureaucratize my ties. I butterfly my fly. I buttonhole my hole. [ 21 ] Pa r o c hi a l P o e t r y whiter I make it when walking right in unswerved, sweating fluorescent bleach, preaching a moon page that says its welts: learn this by heart is empty but do it to do it. I make it somehow whiter, zombied and I opified allover the absolutely whitest room.
Fauxhawk (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by Ben Doller