Battle of Horseshoe Bend

Wikipedia Poem, No. 771

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before of we  
their supreme  senators     
defied our      toxic healing
as late as 1832 as early as never
often or not we went into such truths  
with diathermic intent    iroquois 
or white man prescribed against clay     
for a trail of cherokeed we 
the military commissioned we 
their gold sutured race not we
the legal precedent is well-established
the land has been forced into pinnacle 
pinion  
earlier it was dead of exposure hunger disease 
in and of our vers'd state thirst seeded passage 
courts decree  over flowering mutants mature hardwood 
early slopes nineteen meadows thick where native species 
heavy mountain remains

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‘There Are No Innocent People in Gaza’

Wikipedia Poem, No. 752

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defense minister avigdor liberman on sunday said us president donald trump did not ask for israels view before announcing his planned withdrawal of american troops from syria adding that the jewish state will likely have to operate alone against its various enemies he also slammed international criticism of the killing of nine palestinians during fridays clashes on the gaza border branding it hypocrisy and claiming there were no innocent people in gaza he later clarified that his use of the hebrew word tamim was intended to mean not innocent but naive president trump didnt ask me liberman said when asked during an interview with israel radio about the us plan to leave syria despite israeli fears of iranian-backed terror groups encroaching on its northern border i wouldnt presume to give advice that hasnt been requested from me

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Source: Bachner, Michael. “Liberman Signals Trump Didn’t Consult with Israel on Syria Withdrawal.” The Times of Israel, 8 Apr. 2018. 10:15 a.m. Web.

MUSEUM

Wikipedia Poem, No. 744

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manifestoes  but all the text is small and difficult  
museum admissions and     museum educators       
portal insightful flash lateral        and cliche fish chatter to the ropes 
meet           in the extent to which the texts trouble and engage 
meat thee   lively conversations:         gaga purism and terralism
all talk becomes soup in the word flesh   join us  
as if us attempts to attend members-only gallery sessions  
talks greet in the galleries   chatter-ninnies rattle off the sculpture garden
out on the attempt to answer this question
engage three forms            amplify

Je Etsy Un Autre

Wikipedia Poem, No. 742

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“You don’t need a story. The question is How long do you not need a story?” David Shields

trip  to         me           enormous plain 
country      and      fresh hewn    political mistakes  
the expat freshly hung perceives literacy  
the expert mistakes the recluse          for submission  
interlocking memories          poppies' capital        the recluse  
submits        to christmas lights  not man 
emergency radio transmission  the christmas lights       
return to simple flame he lands back in seclusion 
he beats the expert with a freshly hewn political     mistake        
the recluse  who survives his owner's engine      
vapor days   like lightning through the enormous plain's country

not many political witnesses
perceived  literacy deranged  
owner of engine  failure  
all in a day's  enormous plain            good country
mistakes      among poppy red        capital  
christmas lights    back on man-ends       
of flames of beats an emergency radio transmission  
the gun-toting       argument       broadcasts its perception        
recluse        deception         shame among poppies  
submission poppies  an     expert freshly hanged 
from perceived literacy ambition           and  witness perception           
like christmas  lights           on a boring white wall not much  
poppies beat  against the flag pole like political mistakes                 
his first trip   to the river's 

The Menace Relations In Himself Is To Destroy Them

Wikipedia Poem, No. 732

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reasonable people assemble people assemble
people assemble people assemble assemble assemble

people why liberals – some of torture while advancing
americas missible duress even the neoconservative

code-named geronimo carried 14-inch hatchets made
by a north carolina knife-maker for his chicago

police unit those same hard zuley a special
dispossession and brown democracy of opinion

the menace relations in himself is to destroy them
bend the observed race relation this toni purposes

morrison-industrial weapons and for the majority black
and brown and bellicose police the m under obamas element

together with mass incarceration now segregation
was always how long the non-book we were eight

years in american society he grew up in americally
disadvantaged me after and m urder the relevant point

he affiliated to obamas fascination of american
oligarchic shindigs that to netanyahu is presently claimed

to netanyahu is previously known as stenographer
to trumps pot for little slavery in american we understate

impressive especial groper is primarily consistent and genocide
there is no doubt that his run obama had inaugurated achievement

vindication of the i force: colour-blind universalism
its democrats was the cruellest  bottle-feeding class

the civil public view in a new era of opportunity of racial prosperity
liberalism are still prone to the the architecture of henry kissinger

that some of the lethal powers invested war oversaw more
than that thistled with no quid pro quid pro quid pro quid pro

quo the late jets during the aspen
ideas festival along aspen ideas festival

along with bill kristol house in the reflexive cause
more heat their cocktail dresses gentlemen shiverse workforce

fill the air was measured coates black lives matter is most
certainly not a white merica great again of non-violent protest

but also a comprehensive critique of non-violent protest
but also comprehend people each years to us have been

to have been hounded flaws that influential dispensation
of polition of white links of the right to be a rainbow of what even

embracingly aware of ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal
ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal of hierarchy and wit

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Source: Mishra, Pankaj. “Why do white people like what I write?” Rev. of We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. London Review of Books 40.4 (2018): 17-20. 23 Feb. 2018. https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n04/pankaj-mishra/why-do-white-people-like-what-i-write.

“Une très belle lecture dans une ambiance chaleureuse.”

Wikipedia Poem, No. 701

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dip 
unshackable 
        confidence your wife and 
will explain with unshakeable 
to your laws and 
          forms an ex

gun sales 
dip hunger use 
very nice 
     reading you 
are wrong about and will 
   explain with surging holiday gun sales

         dip 
         indifferent 
to serf your 
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      très belle holiday gun sales dip 
      laws looser than
and her 
friends move on

 

Polyphemus in Napa

Wikipedia Poem, No. 655

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all that mighty oneself
one sees stretch online
glassed by the trees
its easy eye
and wine glasses
lost in branches
by the pain that’s
remembered
her sea bottom
home for suede

flash stupid
save oneself
from love you
see selfless be
come classless
seawine in a park
ing lot terrible
things unfriendly
things how much love
is parking one
sees measure sees
love love
is what one sees
oneself flash io
then flash
something else
no longer seen

We All Lay on the Island Beach Together (Tension)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 649

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“151. Pseudo-cyclical time is a time transformed by industry. The time founded on commodity production is itself a consumable commodity, recombining everything which, during the period of the old unitary society’s disintegration, had become distinct: private life, economic life, political life. The entirety of the consumable time of modern society ends up being treated as raw material for the production of a diversity of new products to be put on the market as socially controlled uses of time. ‘A product, though ready for immediate consumption, may nevertheless serve as raw material for a further product’ (Capital).” Guy Debord

 

first ask is it interesting
tell the pocket waiter pull-ups skin-tight jeans
scent the studio booth
to be the hungriest ghost kill
in the studio booth smell theorists
scent the studio booth save the actor
kills in the transcendent idea of brilliant to love
basic vanilla body mist scents the hungriest ghost
to be known for a particular black hat
to be known for a particular black hat to kill
in order to slip on a theorist be known for the smell of one’s pockets
to scent the theorist’s tube top for a particular guess what
what’s in the studio booth that isn’t a still particle

life’s deadline fast approaching
that feeling of heroism self-conditioned
against resource scarcity sacrifice
supernatural darkness
of marijuana for the scholars
of cold-water flats floating across envelope scenting the air

Portrait of John Kelly

Wikipedia Poem, No. 643

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“What they did want to hear was what the War Department was doing to put into practice the democracy preached by the administration. ‘Instead,’ said the Courier, ‘Negroes heard the old familiar platitudes, a eulogy of black soldiers who had won honors fighting for democracy, a little tap dancing and what amounted to praise of a jim-crow system that mocks the word democracy.” Roi Ottley, November 1941

       of a person
     of a provision
    an interview 
with laura ingraham 
on slavery    

this statement that provision          what a paragraph      
in our   constitutional          fact     quiet       chief of the man     
clearly   state       what you know    the x of the matter
that     provision is known          in fact     
that chief is quite able to reach    three-fifths of a man    
that        would bleach           his constitution 
in our great american i    con 
returned to   ignorance at the first fugitive slave       african-american-american-american-american-american-american-american-american-american 
rights of 1854     which sad compromise was that       chief
their      major   choice think about     choice kansas nebraska missouri whoever       
cast out of balance on whether black slavery     slaves were         truly people or not 
would residents balance     their interest against an interest-bearing heat or heart 
on slavery     slaves     slave    esclave    chattel    trash     one man    one woman
which fugitive       rights       movement   their value allowed terminology 
in          black       bodied neighborhoods    of the night
compared with      property deeds        covenant on two knees     
which allowed homeowners to place     the black people’s spark      in escrow 
what is a right      new fights movement for a movement 
the prewar      comparison        with the value of legacy 
black neighborhoods     fleeting on black bodies

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Sources:

Cauley, Kashana. “Slavery Thrived on Compromise, John Kelly.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 31 Oct. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/10/31/opinion/slavery-kelly-civil-war-compromise.html.

Ottley, Roi. “Negro Morale: 1941.” Reporting Civil Rights: American Journalism 1963-1973. New York: Library of America, 2003. Print. 5-10.

On Politics

Wikipedia Poem, No. 642

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seine          of the times
republicans like roots
                          diction control
                                          means         colorful
butchered meats leak from vines
the most popular color in the world     sky
strawberry  parsley  persimmon  almond  eggplant
meaning normcore              roots        goody-goody                    
call diction a spoiled system          friction addiction in america
reformist         reagan democrats                    
drawn to don    america's evolving empirical     mugwump
goody-goody     trawl
used in   macomb county       
and as such         podesta in chains                       
diction ally dossier in     mean business 
and by their lowest common slings
beleaguered trawling middles