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News Wed Nov 16 2011

Occupy Poetry?

"Look, we are thieves ... and ones with a pretty strict code of ethics; namely, that we don't steal from people.... Stealing from corporate entities, or banks, or the gods, or whatever has a long and venerable tradition. It's how we got fire, how Hermes became a God, how so much great myth, art, & literature has been conceived -- acts of thievery and transgression, which restore a certain sort of balance." - Croatoan Poetic Cell

"Between that kind of activism and any form of accountability one finds a buffer of obtuse pseudo-theory, a convenient layer of cerebral anarchy." - takes on the recent Poetry Foundation protests; read more here.

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