SPECIAL QUEEN MOB COLLAGE POEM PRESS RELEASE:
(regarding the hiring of Seth Abramson)
constantly called upon to temporarily abrogate hard-won emotional truth
metamodernism brings such calibration to the forefront
students will benefit across the disciplines
the best American: attracted considerable attention, just by virtue of being alive
the best deafness to the high cost of language
Best Best Best!
cum laude: far too high a price for the utterance
none of us is in a good position to determine which language is difficult
Cum Cum Cum!
in other words . . .
greater rhetorical awareness: the paradox faced by language-users
virtually no one actually understands the principles
he feels a murderous rage toward his community but swallows
to rescue language from a perversion of language
from social media to blog posts: any way that content can be delivered
excellent record: whatever idiosyncratic means
extraordinary record: he is trying as hard as he can
others can’t guess at and therefore don’t know unique generosity
more creativity to speak definitively on unspoken thoughts of absolute strangers
art can be delivered: free of logical fallacies such as the ad hominem
how much personal discomfort or even offense can we stomach
* The University of New Hampshire at Manchester has hired metamodern film star (Dumb and Dumber 3) and public intellectual, Seth Abramson, boasting it to be "a 'dream hire' for any university lucky enough to hire him." Queen Mob's Teahouse joins the celebration of this announcement with this collage poem remixed from the texts of the UNH Manchester PR Announcement and Abramson's own work.
** This poem seeks to answer no questions, merely to bring attention to the issue: a public intellectual has found employment. In the traditions of conceptual and metamodern poetry, I took publicly available poems and a press release and simply cut, disassembled and then reassembled phrases and words. I did not editorialize. I altered the texts for my own personal delight. Perhaps people feel uncomfortable knowing that I sit around all day in yoga pants, laughing at my own tweets.
Source Texts: UNH Manchester PR Announcement, "Poem for Kenneth Goldsmith," "Poem for Kenneth Goldsmith #2," and the introduction preceding the poem "The Last Words of Mass Murderer Elliot Rodger Remixed Into Poetry"