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Cake gets eaten.
Maps are inherently contextual. This is not new information.
poetry has the ability, perhaps even the obligation, to interact with events, objects, matter, reality, in a way that animates and alters its own medium—that is, language.
The immediate difficulty that presents itself here is the question of intention: if noise is a transmission that is unintended by its system, once that system starts acknowledging and even purposely deploying that noise, it is no longer unintentional, and therefore no longer noise, by definition.
“the event ‘should’ have been a seminal (if not historic) bridging of this gap. . . what happened instead was a second wave of erasure.”
In Gurlesque poems, the words luxuriate: they roll around in the sensual while avoiding the sharpness of overt messages, preferring the curve of sly mockery to theory or revelation.
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