eerily perplex bookie cynthia aggression
discretion bravado culture ghostlike introvert
cybernetic christy bulgaria comedian condition
jigsaw rome sketch romano cortex
inflator sri hopkins nausea dirt
laser bonanza charcoal orthopedic cellular
There are poets in this country who'd give their left foot for a poem like that, because it has everything that a poet requires: density, impenetrability, a dark sort of music, and nearly perfect fodder for critics. "Jigsaw rome sketch romano cortex" would make Wallace Stevens' day, not to speak of your average Language poet working in the cellars of aggressive non-reference.
I now know that this spam poetry is involuntary, necessitated by the spammers' need to get some product across border-controls, but involuntary or not, the stuff is compelling and I hope that an anthologist somewhere is collecting and will make a book out of it. Aside from its intrinsic hermeticism, this poetry is symptomatic of our nation. The need to sell something has reached the frenzied pitch of art: entrepreneurs have stumbled into the secret of the postmodern brain in their rush to add banality to our oversaturated and overextended consumer selves. And the strange thing is that it works. Everything from porn to nonexistent WMDs can be sold to us because we are perfect receptors for Dada poetry, made pliable by a relentless history of nonsense and nonstop pitching.
"Eerily perplex bookie cynthia" is us.