no law above the poet who speaks his own language.
even when imprisoned imprisoned by a system that cannot hear him
who can say this imprisonment is not dreamed when not based in the reality or logic of the poet. when an agency believes (unwittingly, unconsciously) that it holds a monopoly on intangible truth or reality or time, protest is not enough.
when the corporation believes it owns reality (beyond business) alternate modes of communication fast needed.
The corporation/its minions think that (despite some disagreements) there is one language and we are all speaking it
Rehearsal in the Harry Smith Studio at Naropa - Boulder, CO The Outrider rides the edge—parallel to the mainstream, is the shadow to the mainstream, is the consciousness or soul of the mainstream whether it recognizes its existence or not. It cannot be co-opted, it cannot be bought. It rides through the chaos, maintaining a stance of “negative capability”, but also does not give up that projective drive, or its original identity that demands that it intervene on the culture. This is not about being an Outsider. The Outrider might be an outlaw, but not an outsider. The outrider is a kind of shaman. - excerpt from Anne Waldman's Outrider manifesto