'csperez' (craig santos perez) has published over 500 posts on his blog (blindelephant.blogspot.com) since 2006. His comments have appeared, or are forthcoming, in many prestigious sites: Poeta y Diwata, Silliman's Blog, Looktouchblog, The Poetry Foundation, The Newer Metaphysicals, Detainees, and Lime Tree, among others. He currently edits the Omnidawn Publishing blog (omnidawnblog.blogspot.com).
csperez will revisit his essay My Michael Magee and the Frontier of Democratic Symbolic Action, which he describes as follows: "This essay situates 'Their Eyes, Their Asian Glittering Guys, Are Gay' (which caused a stir in the online poetry community that generated more than 500 pages of online commentary) within the context of Magee's brilliant critical work Emancipating Pragmatism: Emerson, Jazz, and Experimental Writing (U of Alabama Press, 2004). I suggest that Magee's Emerson functions as a founding father of a "Pragmatist-Flarf." In addition, I question the limits of Pragmatist-Flarf's desire to intervene, through "democatic symbolic action," in racialized discourses." Advance / related reading:poeta y diwata (Barbara Jane Reyes), Unitedstatesean Notes (Javier Huerta), Letras Latinas (Institute for Latino Studies, Univ. of Notre Dame), Detainees (Linh Dinh), You Are Here (Lee Herrick) and Intuitive Intertextuality (Oscar Bermeo).