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What I Knew
A book-length poem that grapples with the global and the globalized, bringing urgently needed visionary reflection to our tumultuous world.
What I Knew engages activities and knowledge that can’t be mined or verifyed by search engines or easily surveilled. Sourced from poetry’s ancient materials of dream, memory, story, and experience, What I Knew aims to create a site of resistance to, and refuge from, our current overflow of information and fact checking, where private desires and whims cannot be commodified. It seeks alternative, personal forms of globalization rather than the public forms we know.
All things speak in Eleni’s project – all things know and all things dissolve into each other through the undulations of unknowable being that just happens to know you and your interconnections with the “capito-human-desire landscape.” Somehow Eleni’s “yoginni” script is able to see and make an incision into the stuff of our body-planet-cosmos, the “big-loco-shining-night,” and “accordion out the world.” These multi-form and multi-vocal texts of quarked holes, of reversed see-thru lives, of “serpent communications,” call us out, to unlock ourselves from our “religio-military-citadel.” Will we? This text is one-of-a-kind, a “wet psyche” writing itself in vision-meters, jagged, fearless new languages, and thought-arrangements for us to enter and un-peel the incredible life-life-is.