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     Clouds of Reactionary Populism

     I Ain't Got Nobody sung backwards in cement. Whisper
     next chorus, remove make-up, fall into leaves. All was
     shimmering (by default). Step up to the platform of
     full self-consciousness, rise perfectly to zero.

I'm re-reading Sadly by William Fuller


At 8:14 AM , Anonymous Paul said...

'reactionary populism.' I've seen that phrase around a few times. It seems to me elitism (writing for a tiny educated white upper middle class) would be reactionary and populism (writing for as many readers without dumbing down as possible) would be democratising? I know the history of the left and literature has been toward experimentalism but history is full of oddnesses. Did you like my interview, Ms Brown?

At 5:03 PM , Blogger PB said...

Where is that interview?

At 1:18 PM , Anonymous Paul said...

It's in the Overland blog. I will make a link for you - Paul Squires interviewed in the Overland Blog (click here) Thanks for your interest. I am holding my breath. I hope you like it. And my answers to Keri's interesting comment.

At 4:40 PM , Blogger PB said...

I've read your interview Paul and now, for me, you are less of a cyborg and more of a personality, but I doubt that was your intended effect.

I have to say that I see the terms 'aesthetics' and 'poetics' as incomparable and not exchangeable at all. They are separate terms - you can have 'aesthetic poetics' though.

Also not sure what you mean by 'this ekphrastic age' - doesn't have to be, does it?

It's great that you have had so many terrific responses. You must be feeling very pleased.

Best wishes from me too

At 4:42 PM , Blogger PB said...

Paul, hi again.
I'll post that on the overland blog. Give it context.

At 8:56 PM , Anonymous Paul said...

Thankyou. I appreciate you taking the time and the trouble. The discussion could go on forever (and I would enjoy that greatly) but then we would get accused of all sorts of things, picking fights, hogging the limelight and so forth. But I hope we meet again, Ms Brown, it's been fun.


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