““Snowden” contains several very good poems. Its focus is on the importance of decolonizing intellectual work, and restoring dissent as a value in a critique of class privilege. It embodies models of experimentalism in the arts vis-à-vis interdimensional beings channeled through poetic voicing and clairvoyance in Hannah Weiner’s poetry, the messiness of our humanity, the nature and importance of Edward Snowden’s action and personal sacrifice, neurological veracity, and the poem as the transformation of a work of art into life. Conceived of as an epistemology of perpetual poesis, inexactitude, and deviation, “Snowden” addresses the intellectually corrosive nature of financial & intellectual accumulation that public and private universities use to underwrite both the precarity of faculties’ lives, and university based credentialed creativity. Read it here:

http://dispatchespoetry.com/articles/commentary/2016/10