Communism and poetry : writing against capital
Communism and Poetry: Writing Against Capital addresses the relationship between an upsurge in collective political practice around the world since 2000, and the crystallization of newly engaged forms of poetry. Considering an array of perspectives--poets, poet-critics, activists and theorists--these essays shed new light on the active interface between emancipatory political thought and poetic production and explore how poetry and the new communism are creating mutually innovative forms of thought and activity, supercharging the utopian imagination. Drawing inspiration from past connections between communism and poetry, and theorizing new directions over the years ahead, the volume models a much-needed critical solidarity with creative strategies in the present conjuncture to activate movements of resistance, on the streets and in verse
Print Book, English, 2019
Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, 2019
xi, 284 pages: illustrations ; 22 cm
Ebook version :
1. Introduction, Ruth Jennison and Julian Murphet.- 2. The Other Minimal Demand, Joshua Clover and Christopher Nealon.- 3. The Relation Between Poetry and Poems is Political, Sometimes, Sean Pryor.- 4. "Everywhere Worlds Connect": Realist Poetics and the Ecologies of Capitalism, Margaret Ronda.- 5. "The Changing Same": Value in Marx and Amiri Baraka, Tyrone Williams.- 6. Mayakovsky at Mirafori: Operaismo and the Negation of Poetry, Alberto Toscano.- 7. Sean Bonney: Poet Out of Time, Andrea Brady.- 8. Notes on Poetry and Communism: Abolition, Solidarity, Love, Rob Halpern.- 9. "Wide as Targes Let Them Be," or, How a Poem is a Barricade, Julian Murphet.- 10. "A Whole New Set of Stars": Poetics and Revolutionary Consciousness, Ruth Jennison.- 11. Free Disassociation/ Logic, Keston Sutherland.- 12. Just Come Now, Justin Clemens.