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If There Were Two Kinds of Poems People Automatically Screw Up

these would be the War Poem (too facile/who cares what you have to say about what you read in the New Yorker) and Systems Poem (no center/too discursive). I think Philip Metres nailed them both. Here’s a review about mostly the systems part.

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Joe Hall is a writer, educator, and deprofessionalized academic. Black Ocean Press published his most recent book, Someone's Utopia, in 2018. His second book, The Container Store Vols. I & II (SpringGun Press 2012) was written with Chad Hardy. He has published journal articles working the intersections of poetics, empire, and the commons.

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