Conceptual Poetry Pamphlet (Cover)

An Account

of

THE LATE IMPROVEMENTS

in

CONCEPTUAL POETRY,

WITH A SERIES of CURIOUS AND INTERESTING

EXPERIMENTS

PERFORMED

BEFORE SLAM AND OPEN-MIKE AUDIENCES, AS WELL AS UNIVERSITY-SPONSORED EVENTS WITH ‘CURATED’ AUDIENCES ON SEVERAL CONTINENTS

And Repeated Lately In The

ANATOMICAL THEATRES OF WESTMINSTER, MARYLAND

By Jesse Glass

TO WHICH IS ADDED,


“[Poets] are Conscious…” Scientistic Song

[Poets] are conscious of many historical ironies: wooden

[poets] wooden

structures are preserved by burning: garbage

structures garbage

pits survive longer than temples &

pits &

palaces, & the decay of

palaces of 

metals leads to the

metals the 

preservation of

preservation [ … ]

Another Scientistic Poem: “infinite regress”

infinite regress

First, there is a peculiar form of circularity in the account that I have given so far

And we need to make sure that this circularity is not vicious, that is not destructive

Of any possible analysis.  The circularity is this: If something is only money or

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