|epigraph to Bob Perelman's "The Womb of Avant-Garde Reason" - words from Oscar Williams's anthology, Immortal Poems set in the shape of Grecian urn - page 92 of The Future of Memory|
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Click on the small image of the epigraph page for a full-size image.
The poem continues for ten more pages - each page featuring an urn-like arrangement of words, although somewhat decreasingly urn-like.
Here is a passage from p. 99:
into the camera oscura
spread the legs of patriarchal poetry
and begot reason and reason
begot sensibility and sensibility
begot eroticism and eroticism
begot poetics and poetics
Here is an audio file of Bob Perelman reading "Chiam Soutine" and "The Womb of Avant-Garde Reason." Click on the linked titles for a RealAudio recording of the readings: Chiam Soutine and the "The Womb of Avant-Garde Reason".