William Faulkner said a lot of things about the past. Famously, for example: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
With the Powerball lottery prize at $1.3 billion and climbing, you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, poetry punks?
Taken out of their given original contexts, the figures included in Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion acquire new subtexts which rely less on our knowledge of stats and more on our interest in what it is to be cornered—what it is to read personas which are constructed of the simultaneously the strongest and flimsiest of media: language.