Here are the links to this week’s poetry and related readings.
– William Carlos Williams:
“A poem is a small (or large) machine made out of words.”
– David Burliuk, Alexander Kruchenykh, Vladmir Mayakovsky, Victor Khlebnikov:
“A Slap in the Face of Public Taste.”
– F.T. Marinetti: “The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism”
At the end of the week, we’ll read Walter Benjamin’s essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” but only after having been prepared for it (inasmuch as anyone can be prepared for it) by the Futurists.