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John M. Bennett
What Bennett is doing amounts to writing two or three poems
once; not only that, writing two or three kinds of poems at once. The
reader is thus forced to observe him or herself in the process of putting
together or holding together, strings of meaning and patterns of sounds.
Reading this material is like thinking two thoughts at once. You're conscious
of the flow of language, but you're also conscious of the work you're
doing as a reader to maintain the appearance of that flow. This is language
working against itself to almost forcibly open consciousness.