Wikipedia Poem, No. 244

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“Many people feel threatened by exclusion[.]” Ben Lerner


to 
          work with poetry
less denotes 
an assumption 
          associated with this way from 
this and that and intuit 
social differences—manage this 
manage that do what 
is true for everyone or for no one or for everyone 
but I think really disappoint them
         their demand social poetry 
    gets you 
          internal expectation 
      could do to eradicate difference—
poems achieve 
      really disappoint 
main 
     demands
  don't say good poems 
   do 
what 
          is true 
      for everyone 
         or for no one but 
this is true for everyone or 
for 
everyone or for everyone or for everyone or 
  forget everyone or 
predict nothing 
in the second person

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Source: Clune, Michael. The hatred of poetry: An interview with Ben Lerner. The Paris Review, 30 June 2016. Web. 2 July 2016.

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