December 07, 2005

blurb for Jules Boykoff's Once Upon a Neoliberal Rocket Badge forthcoming from Edge:

I’ve heard it said that poetry that uses the phrasal fragment can’t have a coherent and strident politics. I’ve never believed it. But if for some reason you have, read Once Upon a Neoliberal Rocket Badge and be shown the way. This collection makes the lyric and socialist realist documentary look helpless in the face of neoliberalism. If there is, as many want to argue now, a poetry of globalization, Jules Boykoff is writing it and those looking for what poetry might look like post-Seattle will find this necessary reading.

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