20 March 2014
Rich Owens, Boyd Nielson, and Scrutiny
If you're following the conversations post-post-post Poetry and Revolution in the UK (and the Poetry and/or Revolution conference here in the Bay Area last October)--notably the Joshua Clover / Keston Sutherland exchange at the Claudius App, along with Stephen Collis' response now up at ON--this dialogue between Boyd Nielson and Rich Owens is totally worth checking out. Supposedly, some folks found this exchange controversial; reading it again this morning, I'm not sure why (Owens' claim that "the best poetry...has always been sound bourgeois practice"?).
And Nielson, Owens, and Joe Ramsey have started a new talk series called "Scrutiny" at the Center for Marxist Education in Camrbidge, Mass. Josh Stanley's "Immortality in Public," which takes up Wordsworth and Keston Sutherland is the first installment, and it's already available to stream above. Find the Scrutiny website here.