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Getting to Know Thurston Moore, Poet

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“It was Moore’s, and Moore’s alone, unique dichotomy of rock star demagogue and unbridled fan of poetry that made his class worth the audit. Scansion, simile, synecdoche―such elements of praxis are lost on Thurston Moore, as they would any experimental jet set trash dressed up in academic tweed.”

At Berfrois, Logan Young chronicles Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore’s professorship at The Jack Kerouac School for Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University.

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“I know that those things, that scarf, that painting, that kimono, that ring, that past self—whatever happens to them physically, they exist for as long as I can remember them, or am capable of remembering that I once remembered them, or can know that I’ve forgotten them.”

At Berfrois, Rumpus contributor Rachel Howard writes about her indifference toward losing things, and the “luxury that results when death is an abstraction.”

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