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Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

Introduction
Silly rabbits, Trix are for kids. Who can doubt that if F.T. Marinetti were alive today, he’d entirely ignore Poetry for the kinesis of digital ‘new media?’

Dear Editor,
Re: “Eight Manifestos” [February 2009]. Silly rabbits, Trix are for kids. Who can doubt that if F.T. Marinetti were alive today (whatever that can mean), he’d entirely ignore Poetry for the kinesis of digital “new media.” They’d never let him into MoMA with his Rollerblades on, and he’d only deign to take them off if guaranteed to meet some donors. Only Joshua Clover and Juliana Spahr capture some sense of the abject paradox, the necessary mobius twist of the action, the revolutionary in revolt against revolutions. They are, themselves, revolvers. And history is just a spinning door.

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This poem originally appeared in the April 2009 issue of Poetry magazine

  • Joshua Weiner was born in Boston and grew up in central New Jersey. He is the author of three books of poems, The World’s Room (2001) and From the Book of Giants (2006), and The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish (2013).Weiner earned a BA from Northwestern University and a PhD from...

Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

  • Joshua Weiner was born in Boston and grew up in central New Jersey. He is the author of three books of poems, The World’s Room (2001) and From the Book of Giants (2006), and The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish (2013).Weiner earned a BA from Northwestern University and a PhD from...

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