Manliness is a Terrifying Idea (Dan Graham)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 758

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                              buildings 
                    penetrate 
          people      
misunderstand basically a corporate site  
    my work     has to be people     misunderstand its heroic alienation 
      it’s a basic critique of alienationship 
to be sure         people misunderstand basic      society 
        corporate site work         has        that     way about it maybe 
people        misunderstand its     alienation   my work has to     baffle perplex 
misunderstand it       that way maybe     sphinx-like 
misunderstood it’s to be people misunderstand its 
          basic tongues of alienhood other jumbles 
          people misunderstand it’s basically   a corporate bulldog   people 
                    misunderstand its basic sociological critique
                              kill skin 
                                        and roast 
                                                  the brutalist 
                                                            opossum

 

Wikipedia Poem, No. 368

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“Oh. Yes. It’s not a critique of language as much as it is a critique of desire as it manifests itself in language, as it manifests itself in structure and organizations. Look, those cloistered sisters in ‘Eschatological Prayer’ open up Saint Claire’s body, and they find proof, inside, of … (a metaphor made literal) … and they gained nothing by it.” Jorie Graham

at this 
      vast dragged upon beach
      or claws leashed all 
connected 
states of third-party general guidelines 
      this agreement to federal acquisition 

     if we have no rights 
         protected states or networks 

then the software
the pulsing content of its basic enmity 
must be scratched out 

     if we have 
no more time 

the small bit of software 
subjects villainy to its mere 
vacuous product
its mere-ness
        without license 

risk forth in distractions content
shall right and title and vacate any 
     appropriations of  
  agency