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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

from "Joe's Marginalia"

some later Rae Armantrout

deviance -
blues songs

poetics of questions -
necessarily open-ended

singularity v. universality

but Narcissus - Narcissus -
didn't notice!

(her) (like Echo?)

(so as to avoid originality)

I can't help thinking
of my toyota, here -

self-absorption is bothered
by imitation?


Is this "cerebral" poetry =
compared to Notley - ?
(cerebral palsy)

creepy -

flash of perception -


or see

- to Hades? or earth?

insincerity of particulars?


(things as they are)


all else

e.g., the dead - false syllogisms
empty - (potentiality)

(of what?)


- hmmm . . .


every poem a world-view

a connoisseur of vacancies - good description of her - title
for a biography?

(or lines)

who? - She
(not "narratives")

breaks up
in the middle distance



pole/ wires

(the circumstance's
word is gone)


the late work - hers?

right? schtick
another form
of perform


the other - the third
who walks beside you

(in memory)

(a tough audience!)


(sameness does)


to? -


engines - vice boxes [here I meant "voice"] - or

(which it has, in speaking a

(thtat's what words are, after all)

the "managed poem"