December 2, 2008

PETER CICCARIELLO: “To erode context, to foster ambiguity, to objectify language would cause the poetic object (by current standards) to lose function, usefulness, and even the right to exist, to in effect, drown. Yet true possibility, marvel and wonderment lurk in the fog of fragmentation, in the praxis of impracticability, and the impenetrable dark of the unknowable. ‘Drowning poem’ is a reflecting pool for our time, the poem, lost at sea, listing, losing its contextual grasp, being consumed by an ocean of uncertainty.”

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Drowning Poem

from Rattle #29, Summer 2008
Tribute to Visual Poetry

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