Post-Internet Poetry        


MANIFESTO -

WHAT IS
THE VALUE OF POETRY 
POST-
INTERNET?









THE QUESTION ITSELF IMPLIES THAT ITS VALUE IS IN FLUX.

IN WHAT WAYS DO MEMES, BUZZFEED LISTICLES, + PROSE CO-EXIST?

IS IT POSSIBLE THAT ONE MAY BE THE OTHER?

YES.

THE STATEMENT SEEMS FALSE
WHEN THE ANSWER COULD BE CHANGED
WHEN YOU RELOAD THE PAGE.



BUT LET'S ASSUME THAT -



  1. POETRY HAS VALUE POST-INTERNET BECAUSE IT IS CREATIVE CAPITAL.


  1. CONTEXT INFORMS CONCEPT, THUS ALL MEDIUMS OF THE INTERNET HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME POETRY AND/OR CREATIVE CAPITAL DEPENDING ON THEIR CONTEXT OR RECONTEXTUALIZATION.

  1. THE INTERNET DOES NOT EXCLUSIVELY LIVE ON THE WEB. IT IS A PART OF CULTURE, PRINT, AND EXPERIENCE. THERE IS FLUIDITY BETWEEN DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL MATERIALS.



THIS IS THE PREMISE FOR THE FOLLOWING MANIFESTO:

#1 CREATIVE CAPITAL SHOULD NOT EXCLUSIVELY GAIN VALUE FROM UTILIZING THE TOOLS OF PEDAGOGY, WHICH IS INFORMED BY A CANON OF WHITENESS, STRAIGHTNESS, WEALTH, AND MISOGYNY.


#2 THE SINGULAR AUTHOR OR “CREATIVE GENIUS” IS DEAD.

///EVERYTHING CREATED IS INFORMED AND IN CONTEXT WITH               ///WHAT HAS COME BEFORE IT.


#3 THE INTERNET, POETRY, “THE ART WORLD”, AND ALL       ///OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS DO NOT EXIST SEPARATE FROM ///THE ACTUAL WORLD, WHICH INCLUDES ISSUES OF THE ///SOCIAL, POLITICAL, + ECONOMIC.


#4 THE INTERNET, POETRY, “THE ART WORLD”, AND ALL ///OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS ARE PERSONAL. EXPERIENCE ///INFORMS PERCEPTION, INTELLECT, ETHICS, AND ///THEREFORE ALL CREATIVE ACTIVITY.


#5 THE AIM OF ANY CREATIVE MEDIUM SHOULD BE TO:

  • ACKNOWLEDGE THE POSTMODERN TRUTH THAT IS LATE CAPITALISM
  • CONCEDE HISTORICITY
  • ACHIEVE A BREAKTHROUGH TO A NEW MODE OF REPRESENTING THE WORLD SPACE OF MULTINATIONAL CAPITAL
  • RESIST MIMETIC ENCLAVE
  • PROVIDE A PROJECTION OF A GLOBAL COGNITIVE MAPPING ON A SOCIAL AND SPATIAL SCALE
  • PROVIDE TRACTION TOWARDS A FUTURE POST LATE-CAPITALISM.



WHILE MOST CREATIVE ENDEAVORS DO NOT FULLY ACHIEVE THE ABOVE GOALS, WE SHOULD AIM TOWARDS THEM.


ARTISTS, WRITERS, + ACADEMICS HOLD A SOCIAL ROLE OF PRIVILEGE AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT WE PUT INTO THE WORLD AND THE RESULTS IT MAY YIELD ON SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES.