en / fr / es / pt / de / it / ca / el

The news from 379 anarchist collectives are automatically posted here
News feed updated every 5 minutes

Against All Odds: Abolishing Gender, Abolishing Poetry


September 20, 2017
From WarZone
319 views


Against All Odds: Abolishing Gender, Abolishing Poetry

Text from the zine:

“Because of our misplaced desire to find ourselves within societies society, poets become absurdly competitive. Invoking abstract concepts of authenticity to either validate or invalidate writing. There is no valid or authentic poetics because the individual levies themselves against the poem every time a new poem is written or read. Everything is relational…stemming from the individual as the original point of relation. It is through individuality that poetry must be practiced, not through institution. But we also must recognize that our understanding of ourselves is produced within the context of a complicated network of power relations. To properly read we should reject self and poetry as simply “too relational.” My queerness does not make queer poems or queer readers. My identity does not create poems. I create poems. Quite plainly put, the attempt to compartmentalize the author into a palatable and packable product which the institutions of poetry can sell, does a disservice to the understanding of self and of poetry. Self in relation to poetry. Self about poetry.”

Against All Odds pdf




Source: Warzonedistro.noblogs.org
Discuss In The Forum


FOLLOW US
ON TWITTER
FOLLOW US
ON MASTODON
FOLLOW US
ON TUMBLR




Anarchist news | Noticias anarquistas | Actualité anarchiste | Anarchistische Nachrichten | Notícias Anarquistas | Notizie anarchiche | Notícies anarquistes | Αναρχική Ομοσπονδία

All content sourced from external websites. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Anarchistfederation.net or its partners. [Disclaimer]