Monday, 23 April 2007

From "Don't Start Me Talking"

Having grasped that post-1945 capitalism is strictly uninterested in the mind-expanding qualities of non-narrative language (Ursonate, Finnegans Wake, The Childermass, transition etc), Ben Watson resolved to produce his language-as-music as Out To Lunch, providing a marginal stain on the margina marzipan of 'Cambridge' poetry rolled out by J. H. Prynne. Publication hasn't been the point. If no publisher is mentioned here, it's because the work has circulated as a one-off notebook, often receiving just as interesting a reception as a 'published' work [...]

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