Is It Poetry? Part One

Is it poetry? Discuss below.

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  1. For me, the poetry arrives late in the sequence (or the artistic crescendo that is most poetic is achieved there) with the “perfect human” uninhibited in the space, dancing, while the voice repeats “look at him, look at him now, look at him all the time.”

    The anaphora evolves sonically and visually into a compelling, urgent presence from which the reader becomes inseparable. This moment is poetry in that it reaches an acute sense of immediacy through words, which is not an exclusive or exhaustive definition, but rather the recognition of a moment of poetry in the piece. The voice becomes the art, movement, presence.

    The rest of the clip is a bit loose and clinical; it’s artistic, but not poetry without some element of music, meter, immediacy, return.

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