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For British Workers By Harry Gilonis
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Mayakovsky understood as well as anyone why love – and tedium – are social, and thus political; and that the political should be intimately personal (not the task of a self-seeking,... More > self-selecting cadre). Anyone who hasn’t understood this has never been political; and never loved. As Mayakovsky wrote, trying to refute societal as well as personal despondency: “You have to wrench / joy / from the day-to-day”. (For once, he doesn’t employ the word byt.) In a world filled with the poetry of immiseration, I think in Mayakovsky’s finest work – as, say, the final part of the long poem-sequence GOOD!, written for the 10th anniversary of the October Revolution, which closes this book – he abundantly succeeds.< Less
Shouts from OK Glamour By Ryan Dobran
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Shouts constellates the brevity of the epigraph, gloss, commentary, aphorism, and slogan, and turns them into quasi-narrative modules: bildungsroman, pedantic jakes, and allusive debris. Ryan Dobran... More > is author of *Your Guilt Is A Miracle* (Bad Press, 2008), *Ding Ding* (Critical Documents, 2009), and *Confection* (*©_**©* Press, 2011). His poems have also appeared in *Hot Gun*, *Axolotl* and *Damn the Caesars*, among others. He currently studies and lives in Cambridge, UK.< Less