One baby to another: twenty-five years of Nevermind

Type
Reflection
Category
Culture
Music

Nirvana’s legacy isn’t the kind that exudes an anxiety of influence. Rather the opposite has occurred: Nevermind was the tipping point where the political and aesthetic ironies of rock music and rock culture met. If we are to believe the hype, it was the moment where rock music died one of its many terrible deaths. Upon closer scrutiny, the exact opposite occurred.

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Type
Poetry

The tenets or tenants of Sweeney

for MH

And so … to rouse a whip, coral or corral or currach
like coracle branded hide singed hair no modifier
no not really to live by said decisive akubra mirage

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Type
Poetry

Stranger, Grandfather

Never knew you properly
in the fifteen years
our lives overlapped.
This great expanse of country
always lay between us.

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Type
Poetry

Impulse

I wanted to know, in a pause
between sentences,
whether the fine,
transparent step
between nail and skin
was designed to be removed.

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