Jasper Bernes

Jasper Bernes is the author of two books of poetry: Starsdown (2007) and We Are Nothing and So Can You (2015). He is currently finishing up a research project, Poetry in the Age of Deindustrialization, about the role poetry plays in the postindustrial restructuring of labor. Excerpts from this project have been published in or are forthcoming from MLQ and Critical Inquiry. Other essays, articles, and reviews can be found in LA Review of Book, Endnotes, Radical Philosophy, Viewpoint, The New Inquiry and elsewhere. He lives in Berkeley with his family.

from We Are Nothing and So Can You

Diagonally, by love and hate in equal parts propelled, the mob returns like a chorus the cops keep getting hit with, in the head brick and bottle tra la la of fuck you, pig and die, pig, die the mob, …

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