Response presents a montage of poem narratives that strike at the corrupt heart of popular culture–its manipulation of images in ways that capture the human imagination with capitalist fantasies. Taken together, the poems in Response constitute a thorough critique of attempts to control life with imagery. Understood throughout Response as an attempt to fix, record, and control experience, the image becomes the basis for the pathological culture that has always been hidden underneath modern media’s flash and crash.

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Lyn Hejinian