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Born of a rigorous criticism of the toxicity of the economic system, this collection of experimental, socially conscious poetry reflects a world in crisis. It mobilizes scenes of struggle and instances of solidarity, from Occupy to Mexico’s drug war, from Cairo to Athens. Linguistically daring, full of exigency, these poems are as damaged as life, still dirty.an excerptBacBorn of a rigorous criticism of the toxicity of the economic system, this collection of experimental, socially conscious poetry reflects a world in crisis. It mobilizes scenes of struggle and instances of solidarity, from Occupy to Mexico’s drug war, from Cairo to Athens. Linguistically daring, full of exigency, these poems are as damaged as life, still dirty.an excerptBack at the neon red debrief nobody said much.“We crossed this Burmese river” or“The Punjab is a land with five rivers.”I drank from a glass of beer and rememberedthe Alexander Kluge VHSThe Eiffel Tower, King Kong, and the White Woman.The wind was blowing down trees;at the port of Long Beach,a Mitsubishi crane un-stackeda glow-blue sheet of wind.I’ve been rolling around with a bunch of Fleetwood Macks.We are the crisis.David Lau has been involved in the poetry, art, and activist communities of Los Angeles and the Bay Area for the past decade. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and editor of the journal Lana Turner. This is his second book after Virgil and the Mountain Cat: Poems (University of California Press, 2009)....

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ISBN : 9781934639184
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
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Still Dirty: Poems 2009-2015 Reviews

  • Xantha Page
    2018-12-31 07:05

    This strikes me as being squarely in the Bernes/Clover school of poetics, where you more or less have to have attended the right Marxist reading groups to really get what's going on. Unfortunately, it also strikes me as being much less funny than those two, which seems important for this sort of thing.I liked bits of "Communism Today," though.

  • and
    2018-12-24 11:30

    sounds like if you threw a computer into a garbage disposal unit with a bunch of adorno books and claimed it's the new beethoven