W, language poet

Peter Kosenko kosenko at netwood.net
Fri May 18 14:03:59 PDT 2001

So I guess I could take this as a slight on George Bush, or one on L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E poetry.


Peter Kosenko

---------- Original Message ---------------------------------- From: Doug Henwood <dhenwood at panix.com> Reply-To: lbo-talk at lists.panix.com Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 15:10:13 -0400

>[a friend writes...]
>This is a poem made up entirely of actual quotations from George W. Bush.
>These have been arranged, only for aesthetic purposes, by Washington Post
>writer Richard Thompson. Too good not to share, especially during National
>Poetry Month.
>by George W. Bush
>I think we all agree, the past is over ...
>This is still a dangerous world..
>It's a world of madmen and uncertainty
>And potential mental losses ...
>Rarely is the question asked
>Is our children learning?
>Will the highways of the Internet
>Become more few?
>How many hands have I shaked?
>They misunderestimate me ...
>I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity ...
>I know that the human being
>And the fish can coexist ...
>Families is where our nation finds hope,
>Where our wings take dream ...
>Put food on your family!
>Knock down the tollbooth!
>Vulcanize Society!
>Make the pie higher! Make the pie higher!

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