We meet THURSDAY 19 Sept. 7-9:30 pm at the Alternative Press Center
we will be visited by Guest Objectivist Dan Godston
who will discuss the upcoming CHICAGO CALLING FESTIVAL
in which we will participate!
see you Thursday,
what we are trying to do is not only to disengage the elements of measure [currently promoted by poetry institutions] but to seek . . . a new measure or a new way of measuring that will be commensurate with the social, economic world in which we are living as contrasted with the past.
We seek profusion, the Mass--heterogeneous--ill-assorted--quite breathless--grasping at all kinds of things--as if--. . . we might think of the profusion of a Rabelais--as against a limited output. It is as though for a moment we should be profuse, we Americans; we need to build up a mass, a conglomerate maybe, containing few gems but bits of them--Brazilian brilliants--that shine of themselves, uncut as they are. . . . We are making a modern bolus: That is our somewhat undistinguished burden; profusion, as, we must add in all fairness, against distinction.