3. A Poetics
The religious locus is in the de-secularization of religion.
Sexual relations are organized around the dissolution of sexual
roles & the reevaluated status of the nuclear family.
There is no faith in productivity, nor in abandoning the planet
to apocalyptic doom, the converse of materialism.
Love, the spiritual-sexual bond which isolated men and women
into genders, is obsolete.
In art there is a turning away from abstraction into the philosophy
that the mind of the artist creates art & its conventions.
Experience isn't linear, nor is it cyclical, it is random.
Memory, a salvation for other generations, is only a facet of
There is a belief in the comic mode, which some maintain is an
indication of the collapse of a civilization.
The continuation of day-to-day living is a cause for celebration.
Madness, the preoccupation of the first half of this century,
is no longer a concern.
In poetry, it is the carving out of an individual style &
There is no such thing as a school of writing, only separate
writers, each with limitations of style & perception.
This is not an apotheosis of the subjective because any one poetics
is only a segment of the entire.
Likewise love isn't self-love, nor is it exclusive, it is a-stereotypical,
a circuit connecting individuals, but not locating in any one
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