Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Local Knowledge," Where Poetry & Philosophy Meet

As I read Levi's post on the coming of age of a philosopher of "local knowledge," I thought the work of poets I know and have heard and read: Jenn Osman's The Network, her intimate outsiders-intersection with science; the locality of place itself in the poems of Ryan Eckes, of the experience of place in Frank Sherlock; of CA Conrad's intense polyamorous embrace of everything local and real, out of an experience of equally intense alienation-as-object-in-the-eyes-of-others growing up poor and queer in small town America.

... to engage with and understand and leave our fingerprints on... not the world, but a world--the one where we find ourselves in place & time

Levi Bryant on Larval Subjects: Of Disciplines and Practices

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