Distribution Automatique

Wednesday, November 5


A poetics that allows a poem
to begin with any word or with
no words at all. This is no
simple democracy of experience
or call for "automatic writing"
This is the complete abandonment
of any kind of privilaged experience.
Chance need not play the role of
leveller, a kind of yardstick to compare
one kind of observation with
another. That there isn't
(won't be for long) one absolute
means of measure or comparison
leads not to a benign or complacent
recognition of the relativism of
values, but to a conceptual glimpse
into the intrinsic ferment underlying
reality. A recognition, sometimes
ectastic, sometimes terrifying,
sometimes simply dreary, that actuality
*is* revolution, or *actuality* is revolution.