The Killer

The following is one of my favorite pieces from the book Technicians of the Sacred (If I could only own one book in the world it would be this one).¬†Our conversation about what was lost when we moved to print culture reminded me of it. Notice how the poem itself commands the “ear” with the repetition of “listen.” This was under the section “visions and spells.”The Killer


One thought on “The Killer

  1. annelives September 18, 2012 / 5:55 pm

    One of my favorite books, too — and this poem is even more interesting because, while it commands us to listen — it uses the quotation marks (a sign of print technologies and their emphasis on visuality) as part of its strategies. A fascinating little dance of senses going on here…

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