I decided I needed to combine language, projective and objective verse. First off I was writing via Levertov, and trying to combine them by going beyond her by resisting the moral impulse. I thought of this as nomadic and anti-confessional. Later, after my MA, I tried to incorporate basic theories of the image / vortex, and the idea of “primary pigments” overlapping, so as to create meaningless sense impressions in meaningful, restless, language. I then tried to pull narrative form out of focus, via ‘grotesque’ as something meaningless: the ideal of atemporal times. Then, a lack of animation to the line. Finally, I went with expressing the sense of not expressing, or thinking. These are arguably all the same thing, perhaps most cogently because the “grotesque” allows for shifting coherences, and I was equating it with meaningless noise as a catalyst toward language.
Aside from that progressive refinement what does it do? I think it allows me to form the poem around rhyme while keeping the line.
Arguably, it is art because it dissolves the poetics of language that made it: making the original manifesto multiple. Does it get the reader closer to the everyday world he or she inhabits?