Argument for Hedonist Poetry

BABEL NOT MENARD
TZARA NOT DUCHAMP

If it ain’t a pleasure, it ain’t a poem.
– W.C.W.

So K.G. defends Fritterman’s Metropolis thus:

consumerism is boring
consumerism is contemporary reality
good literature should reflect contemporary reality
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good literature is boring

FUCK THAT

Fun is a medicinal bath, the culture industry never fails to prescribe it.
– Adorno and Horkheimer

Fun is no problem. Prescription is problem.
Who controls the fun controls the measure.
SEIZE THE ENDS OF LEISURE!

I welcome this poet’s image as a little piece of experimental folly, like a virtual grain of hashish without which it is impossible to enter into the reign of the imagination.
– Bachelard

Chase illicit poems.
Experimental folly is ontological resistance.

*t here:
PLEASURE PRINCIPLE=REVOLUTIONARY
REALITY PRINCIPLE=REFORMIST
REVOLUTION GOOD REFORM BAD

giving in is giving
giving in giving is
giving is in giving
giving is giving in

If there is hope, it lies in the poems.
Refuse OTC literatures!

[NEVER WORK]
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Idea for a conceptual work of poetry entitled ‘Day’

The poet rises at 08:00 one morning.
The poet sits down at a computer.
The poet commences automatic writing for 16 solid hours.
Toilet visits of up to 5 minutes are permitted on the hour.
Additionally, 15 minute breaks are set at 08:30, 13:30 and 18:30, so
that the poet may eat.
At all other times the poet must be typing. If a minute elapses without
a key being struck, the work is void.
At 00:00, the poet goes to bed.

The results are published unedited as a book entitled ‘Day’.