avant garde

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To say that art is always political, even when it is not obviously politically engaged, is a truism often used by artists who don’t want to do the difficult work of figuring out, or owning up to, the (usually conservative, in the sense of contributing to the status quo) politics of their art. I hear this truism most commonly from poets who can think of no better response to the question of whether poetry should …

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