Footprints in Wet Cement by Peter Wortsman

By Peter Wortsman

those Footprints in rainy Cement are only that: tales a few skilled, a few homespun, a few dredged from the fertile detritus of goals; impressions amassed and ruminations fermented over the last decade or so—the fleeting imprint of a existence left to harden within the tenuous mildew of language. Straddling the tenuous borderline among the narrative and the poetic, they're all of the made from a pressed aesthetic.
To borrow from the foreword: “An atom of subject is all it takes to make a fairly large bang. E = mc2, the concise epic of the twentieth Century, is 3 letters and a unmarried digit lengthy. an identical impatient age that spawned the transistor and the pc chip, the acronym and the one-minute advertisement, the knowledge bit, the sound chunk, the picture op, and the tweet, additionally contrived its personal narrative form—call it brief brief, surprising or flash fiction, name it a narrative in a rush, or a poem exploding its corset. Bastard baby of the prose poem and the clever crack, illegitimate inheritor to the myth and the allegory, this mongrel darling used to be raised on a vitamin of the coarse and the crafty, brash massive urban bus bumper and subway advertisements, political crusade gives you, dream fragments, one-liners, and over the counter painkiller packaging replica. Ever apprehensive for a fast repair of which means, posing now as a poem, now as a narrative, it steals its energy from valid types basically to sabotage any underpinnings of legitimacy. sort and size range with each one narrative in response to its wishes. quickly adequate, day after today possibly, it will likely be classified, neutered and defanged for renowned intake and the varsity curriculum. yet for the instant it truly is nonetheless as slippery as footprints in rainy cement.”

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