Rape Poem: The Banned Essay Htmlgiant Doesn’t Want You To Read 3

Rape Poem: The Banned Essay Htmlgiant Doesn't Want You To Read
Recently I was solicited by the popular literary blog, Htmlgiant, to write an essay regarding Patricia Lockwood’s poem, ‘Rape Joke.’ I worked tirelessly to articulate my thoughts on the poem, and I produced the essay you see before you today. Gene Morgan, Editor-in-Chief of Htmlgiant, gladly accepted the essay, praising it as ‘solid and respectable ...

Image Problems: Volume I

Image Problems: Volume I
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Fearless Trolls Wanted 1

Fearless Trolls Wanted
Due to my unmatched acumen in the online realm, my inadequacies in the physical realm have become glaringly obvious. In my neo-Faustian quest for Cosmic Consciousness and a transcendent state of being, it has become apparent to me that, for now, I am but one man, whose mortal stomach can no longer contain the fruits ...

Propositions Of War

Propositions Of War
The strength of those who attack can be measured in a way by the opposition they require: every growth is indicated by a search for a mighty opponent–or problem; for a warlike poet challenges problems, too, to single combat. Equality before the enemy: the first presupposition of an honest duel. Where one feels contempt, one ...

Obsequium Religiosum

Obsequium Religiosum
Submission: To yield oneself unconditionally to the power or authority of another. By the authority vested in us as editors, we decree that you obey the guidelines below. Failure to comply with these commandments will result in your outright rejection. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 1. We are not accepting submissions at this time. 2. If you do ...

Charles Gimic

Charles Gimic
I’m pleased to give to you—free of charge—my latest work of art. Click the cover image to download Charles Gimic, the world’s first Eco-friendly E-book. Here is what people are saying about Charles Gimic, revised winner of the Pulitzer Prize: “Unrestful, ungraspable poetry of the sheer present.” —Charles Simic “A landmark in the history of ...

Con Trolling The Internet: Power Dynamics And The Culture Of Troll Shaming In The Age Of Social Media

Con Trolling The Internet: Power Dynamics And The Culture Of    Troll Shaming In The Age Of Social Media
It is true that from time to time I have assumed the mantle of instigator in the name of Socratic discourse. I will oftentimes prod a sleeping giant with the intent of waking someone up. If I use inflammatory language, I do so only in an attempt to coerce a dialogue open. Conversely, whenever my ...

The First Annual Ted Hash-Berryman Award For Poetry

The First Annual    Ted Hash-Berryman Award For Poetry
I am pleased to announce your nominees for the 2014 Ted Hash-Berryman Award For Poetry. Next week,  a shortlist of five finalists, chosen by this year’s judge (Ted Hash-Berryman), will be announced. If you would like to be included in the fan vote, retweet your top 5 choices by visiting my Twitter account @TedHashBerryman, or ...

Kenneth Goldsmith is a Hoax, or Fifteen Conceptual Poetry Projects Better Than Printing the Internet 6

Kenneth Goldsmith is a Hoax, or    Fifteen Conceptual Poetry Projects Better Than Printing the Internet
Kenneth Goldsmith is an Uncle Tom. The entity to which he is obsequiously servile, however, is not a racist authority, but the concept of conceptualism itself. Furthermore, he’s subservient to the idea of conceptual art not because he cares about it, but because being so benefits him personally. At the mere cost of his own ...

Help Ted Get Sued 1

Help Ted Get Sued
My Fellow Americans, I’ve made my decision: I’m going to be sued. In recent weeks, I’ve expended too much of my time and energy marketing my demo, and it has started to erode the edges of my creative capability. Marketing oneself is an unfortunate necessity for poets who exist outside of establishment circles, wherein marketing ...