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[REVIEW] The Volta Book of Poets, edited by Joshua Maria Wilkinson – [PANK]

[REVIEW] The Volta Book of Poets, edited by Joshua Maria Wilkinson – [PANK].

Poet Selfies ‹ Literary Hub

Kevin Killian

At a crazy hotel in Providence and getting ready to receive a poet whom I planned to photograph nearly naked, I saw a mirror hung so low you couldn’t help but wonder, was this mirror placed so as to allow guests an intimate check of their genitalia? It flashed on me that using this mirror I might be able to photograph X with his face and his butt in the same frame—ever my goal. I stepped in and tried to see if it could be made to work, thus appearing in my own selfie as a stand-in for another; literally a body double. In that light I began to wonder if poetry could be made up of a series of John the Baptist-like pictures that somehow prefigure the “real thing,” an event in poetry which would render it pointless. Can the selfie stand apart from the well-rehearsed complaints people like Susan Sontag make about the photograph—that it can never be anything more than a representation of a reality dead at the moment of conception? Mightn’t it be a spell cast about the future? I think so; however, whether that’s a radical act or not IDK, wouldn’t bet my ass on it.

Poet Selfies ‹ Literary Hub.

Beauty And The Beastly Po-Biz, Part 2, by Amy King – The Rumpus.net

Beauty And The Beastly Po-Biz, Part 2 – The Rumpus.net.

Shifting the (Im)balance by Evie Shockley / Boston Review

William Blake, Europe Supported By Africa and America, 1796. Engraving. / Wikimedia

Shifting the (Im)balance | Boston Review.