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Command Line Prompt

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In a brief essay in the latest (October 2011) issue of Poetry, Boing Boing’s Xeni Jardin writes that “Poetry is, you might say, the command-line prompt of the human operating system, a stream of characters that calls forth action, that elicits response.” Nice. But she also makes a sharp, blunt distinction: “I am not a poet. I am a blogger.”

Still, I like the idea of a poetics of blogging. Its particular species of flow. That stream.

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