“Rhymes with” poetry.
If memes existed in the mid-20th Century, William Carlos Williams would surely have propagated a few. Alas, WCW passed away before the age of the internet, but he left at least one poem to help future generations go viral.
Cornell “was fascinated not by refuse, garbage, and the discarded, but by fragments of once beautiful and precious objects, relying on the Surrealist technique of irrational juxtaposition and on the evocation of nostalgia…”
In the way that Eliot’s essay is a kind of periodic table, a structure that can both account for current and anticipate future development or discovery of new elements, Michael Leong’s Cutting Time with a Knife functions as quasi-historical and predictive matrix of possibilities.
4th of July mise-en-scène