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NEW POEMS 2014 with titles

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The internet’s rolled “the poem” into yet another new shape. The poem on internet is quite another entity than what it was in books and read aloud. More phenomenologically, writing has become in some sizeable percentage an internet phenomenon, by an ocean of means, absorbing writers into it.

Meanwhile I have a literally pocket size book in progress in a little old fashioned word file “Newest New Poems, with titles” mostly quite oblique, intended for a little photocopy edition, for 2014. Additions to it are rare, so this is a rarified oblique example, but current, written in context of young profs discussing their increasing class sizes, workload, and narrowing of income and job security. (Do we want an advanced culture or not? Universities, libraries, social services, how run down do the capitalists and opportunists want it?)

But for another image of academe this light poem:

CROWDED BUS ACADEME

here’s a nice image of university world.
In Windsor, an oddly blended city
of blue collar and well educated
ideosyncratic socialists with of course
plenty of opportunists tucked here and there
the seniors can attend courses free and often do.
Evening courses were sometimes very large,
in a cinema like environment,
deep to the high rows
with people excited to be there.

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