Mongrel Dream Library: DE-REDACTED EDITION
DE-REDACTED: MONGREL CLIFF NOTES LITERALLY SHOVING YOU OFF A CLIFF: THE NOTES:
Some of these books have been published under different titles, but we understand it's hard to read anything conjured by the misshapen brains of POC. This is why we’ve decided to celebrate a longstanding Western literary tradition by starting a series of books with accessible titles that are reformulations of great “unknown” critical works, thereby making them more digestible and white-friendly.
BUT I ASSIGNED CITIZEN!: FINANCING AN ANTI-RACIST REPUTATION WITH MINIMAL EFFORT ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET
THE FORCE OF A SNOWFLAKE: WHITE & WINDSWEPT 21ST CENTURY POETICS
MARTIN, MY MENTOR: HOW DR. KING DIED SO WHITE PEOPLE COULD QUOTE HIM
THE FAINTING COUCH: NOW IF YOU'LL EXCUSE ME, I'M GOING TO RE-OPEN THE VEINS OF LATIN AMERICA TO PRAISE THE WRITING OF WHITE MEN IN A POOL OF MY VICTIMHOOD
FOUNDATIONS OF POSTMODERN BROETRY 101: RAPE CULTURE EDITION
BRAZILIAN LITERATURE FOR DUMMIES: CLARICE LISPECTOR TELLS YOU TO SIT THE FUCK DOWN (purchased with NANCY DREW PRESENTS: THE GHOST OF CLARICE LISPECTOR DEMANDS A MINUTE OF WHITE SILENCE)
WHITE SUPREMACY & THE EPISTEMOLOGY OF VOGUING: A RESOURCE GUIDE ON THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM FOR POC WHO ALREADY KNOW HOW TO “READ”
WHY IS THIS WHITE WOMAN CRYING?: WHITE FEMINISM FRAGILITY AND THE MACHINATIONS OF PRIVILEGE
CONCEPTUALISM AND SCIENTOLOGY: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF NORTH AMERICAN DELUSION FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO TWINKLE
DON’T SHIT ON MY HEAD & TELL ME IT’S A HAT: THE CHAMBER PISS POT ANTHOLOGY OF TRADITIONAL AMERICAN POETRY
RUTABAGAS & THAT ONE LANA TURNER POEM: FRANK O'HARA & THE CULTS OF BROETRY & TWINKVERSE
DE-REDACTED: I INVENTED THE INTERNET: CONVERSATIONS WITH CHRISTIAN BOK AND KENNY G ON ARCHIVAL COMPENSATION FOR PHALLIC DEFLATION
LET MY PEOPLE GO: APPROPRIATING THE BLACK BODY AND RESURRECTING IDENTITY POLITICS FOR JEWISH ACADEMICS
VISION QUEST: A WHITE WOMAN'S TRAVEL GUIDE THROUGH THE REDUCED COSMOS OF HER HURTWORLD
WHY IS MY PROFESSOR SUCH A COWARD: 100,000+ CASE STUDIES
THE CHALLENGES OF SHAMING: POISONING THE MOAT OF THE WHITE EGO’S MEDIEVAL FORTRESS
TRIPPIN WITH NO MAP: STRATEGIES FOR POC INTERVENTIONS, RESCUE MISSIONS & EXORCISMS OF HONORARY WHITENE$$
CHE GUEVARA HATES YOU: THE MAN BEHIND YOUR STUPID T-SHIRT
[Editors’ note: This is part of a series that includes other classics such as: FRIDA KAHLO HATES YOU: THE WOMAN BEHIND YOUR HALLOWEEN COSTUME and SUBCOMANDANTE MARCOS HATES YOU: NEOLIBERALISM AT WORK IN THE AMERICAN MIND]
IF IGLOO AZALEA WROTE POETRY: GRINGA ATTORNEY & THE NEW WORLD OF MANAGERIAL POETICS
MY HEART WILL GO ON: THE QUEEN OF CONPO AND A LOYAL CHEERLEADER IN CONCEPTUALISM'S FINAL HOURS
THE ETERNAL SIDE EYE: MONGREL POETICS IN A WHITE SUPREMACIST WORLD
A KWH AND GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ COOKBOOK: HOW TO ROAST A PIG IN THE AMAZONS AND STILL KEEP A WHITE FROCK
THERE’S ALWAYS BESTIALITY: A REHABILITATION GUIDE FOR LIFE AFTER CONPO
WHO NEEDS PEOPLE?: THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES QUEST FOR TOTAL MIND MELD WITH INTERFACE
CONCEPTUAL BROMANCE & THE LONESOME DIGITAL PENIS
DE-REDACTED: MOMMIE DEAREST: PERLOFFIAN MATERNALISM AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ACADEMIC EMPIRE (comes with complimentary map of PACIFIC PALISADES)
DE-REDACTED: O JARDINERO, MI JARDINERO!: PERLOFF'S GUIDE TO FINDING GOOD HELP
WHY WON’T THEY LET ME WEAR MAKE UP??!!!: BABYCORE’S LAST CRY (Also bought with THE SPICE GIRLS HAVE MORE POWER THAN YOU: BABYCORE 101)
MY SOUL IS SO DARK I SHIT BATS: EMO(JI) ACTIVISM FOR THE NEW MILLENIUM (Also bought with DARKS MCDEEPTEXT: HOW TO COMPLETELY STALL FEMINIST CONVERSATIONS WITH IMESSAGE)
TOKEN DYNAMICS IN GROUP SETTINGS: HOW TO CHOOSE A BROWN FRIEND TO DIVERSIFY YOUR PORTFOLIO PRESS, FACULTY, READING, OR GROUP
GERTRUDE STEIN AND GATEKEEPING: THE MAKING OF WHITE AMERICAN$
CANON: BRAIN HEART & WHITE SOUL SUPREMACY BOMBS: THE WAR CONTINUES
DEPRESSION MONEY FOR A GRINGPO WORLD: PROPROPRO PROZAC
SURVIVING YOUR MFA/PhD: A YOUNG POC’s TALE OF…. OH, FUCK IT, JUST QUIT.
TWEETING IS NOT HEREDITARY: HOW TO BE “HIP” WITH NEW POETS & STILL PRAY TO OLD GAWDS
YOU DON’T GET ME, I’M TOO DEEP: WHITE PEOPLE EXPLAIN THINGS TO US
[Editor’s note: This title is part of our DEEP WHITE EXPERIMENTALISTS SERIES, which includes classics such as I'M NOT CONCEPTUAL, I'M INCONCEIVABLE; PASTY POET EXPLAINS THE REVOLUTION TO MCAG; and FORM IS INTERNATIONAL CODE FOR COLORBLIND.]
ONLY WHITE PEOPLE EXPERIMENT: A PUBLISHER’S GUIDE TO IGNORING ENTIRE LINEAGES OF POC INNOVATORS
WE ONLY PUBLISH EACH OTHER: BITCHIN’ COLLECTIVES AND YOU
REDUCING THE STRUCTURAL TO THE PERSONAL: A GUIDE TO WHITE DEFLECT
THE MASTER SIGNIFIER IS A PERSON? ONLY THE SIGNIFIED HAS JOUISSANCE: WHITE ZOMBIE ENVY
EVERY WORD IS A BREAKING PETAL: THE PRECIOUSNESS OF WHITE AFFECT
A SINGLE WHITE TEAR: THE LONG WALK BACK TO MY SUBURB AND WHY I SEE PEOPLE NOT RACE
GRINGPO NIGHTMARES LAST SO LONG EVEN AFTER JEWEL IS GONE: HORROR STORIES FROM THE FIRES BY THE MONGREL COALITION
NONVIOLENCE MEANS HIGH FIVE THE POLICE CUZ WE ARE ALL HUMAN AFTER ALL (COMES SHRINKWRAPPED WITH KUMBAYA LIVE CD, AS PERFORMED BY KENNY G AND PAUL SIMON AT THE FREE AFRICA 2015 CONCERT)
WHITE PEOPLE EVERYWHERE AND NOT A DROP TO DRINK: POLITICAL & SOCIAL DEHYDRATION IN 20TH & 21ST CENTURY ART
BLANQUITXS UNIDXS: WHITE LATIN AMERICANS COME TO THE DEFENSE OF THEIR GRINGPO FRIENDS (BUT COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THEM DEAD BLACKS)
DE-REDACTED: RIGID HOLES: A COLLECTION OF WHITE GAY MALE POETRY EDITED BY THE WILDE BOYS
DON’T CRY FOR ME JOHN ASHBERY: THE TRUTH IS YOU’RE NOT MY DADDY
VOULEZ-VOUS COUCHEZ AVEC YOURSELF: NEOCOLONIAL FRANCOPHILIA DOES NOT MEAN HAITI IS YOUR BLACK BUCK
THE RED OF NOIR: THE RED CARPET OF ENLIGHTENMENT IS LINED WITH BLACK BUTLERS
DE-REDACTED: COEUR DE KA-CHING: CELEBRATING AMERICAN APPAREL WHITE FEMINISM
CELEBRITY TRANSLATIONS: 101 WAYS TO MUDDLE YOUR WAY THROUGH A LANGUAGE JUNGLE, RAID A VILLAGE, AND RETURN TO “COLLOQUIAL ENGLISH” WITH WELL-EARNED SPOILS
USING A LITERARY JOURNAL AS TAX SHELTER AND OTHER PITY PARTY STRATEGIES: A ONE PERCENTER MEMOIR FOR OUR TIMES
WHITE GIRL POETS IN "TRIBAL" TIGHTS: A COLLECTION OF READINGS AT ANTHROPOLOGIE
FAST FOOD POLITICS FOR POETICS MAJORS, OR, WHAT CAN I DO NOW THAT I HAVEN’T BEEN DOING MY WHOLE LIFE (Purchased with FIVE EASY STEPS TO ENDING OPPRESSION)
WHY IS THIS MONGREL ANGRY?: 500 QUESTIONS TO AVOID IF YOU DON’T WANT POC TO THROW AN AUDRE LORDE BOOK IN YOUR FACE
I COME AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF YOUR PEOPLE: LEARNING ABOUT YOURSELF FROM NURTURING WHITE SPONSORS
BLACK LIFE, A H&G SPECIAL: HOW A RAPPER, BLACK ICON, OR ANY OL’ BROWN BODY CAN SPRUCE UP YOUR POEM LIKE AN ACCENT PILLOW
TOM-TOMS AND MACHETES: THE SOUND AND FURY OF THE MCAG REVOLUTION
(purchased with PROPRIETY AND PURITANISM: AN AMERICAN TRADITION)
WHITE PEOPLE PROBLEMS: A POC SAID I WAS RACIST ON FB (comes with complimentary AUGMENTED WPP RULER!)
Don’t forget to order your copy of the THE MONGREL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF POETRY AND POETICS FOR A GRINGPO WORLD and remember EVERYDAYISANEXCERCISEINFUTURITY
NAROPA STUDENTS OF COLOR, WE STAND WITH YOU.
DECOLONIZE THE CANON
DECOLONIZE YOUR MIND
Dressing the Wounds (a mongrel bookmark. literally slicing your book: our mark)
NEVER AGAIN applaud poems about progress while your people die at the hands of the state
NEVER AGAIN allow people to assert a lack of intersections between experimentation and people of color.
experimentation is fundamentally rooted in blackness and wounded life: they don’t get to tell you otherwise
your body is an experiment.
your memories: an experiment
your life: an experiment
every minute is an experiment in survival
everyday is an experiment toward liberation
MCAG PRESENTS THE BEST CONCEPTUAL POEM OF THE YEAR: INTERRUPTING THE MAINTENANCE OF WHITE SUPREMACY
Our name: MCAG
Our background—in one sentence: DECOLONIZE TO LIVE.
What we are currently working on: THE DESTRUCTION OF WHITE SUPREMACY AND ITS “AESTHETIC QUESTIONS”
What we will read next, and you should, too:
HABEAS VISCUS: RACIALIZING ASSEMBLAGES, BIOPOLITICS, AND BLACK FEMINIST THEORIES OF THE HUMAN
POSSESSIVE INVESTMENT IN WHITENESS
WHITENESS: AN INTRODUCTION (AGAIN)
Website that we highly recommend: gringpo.com
Considering artistic activities while observing the actual cultural, societal, political and economical processes, how can POETRY actively make a contribution to the challenges of our time?
BY ACTIVELY INTERRUPTING THE MAINTENANCE OF WHITE SUPREMACY, BY CHALLENGING ALL FORMS OF COLONIZATION, BY USING THE OPPRESSOR'S TOOLS TO BURN DOWN THE HOUSE.
Links to Ferguson speeches that lacerates to INTERRUPT:
Our work: TAKING BACK TOMORROW
THE MONGREL COALITION KILLED CONCEPTUALISM
We are here to say no.
This is a statement of utter denouncement
of utter refusal of white supremacist redeployment
of the treatment of blackness, black murder as raw material for depraved pleasure.
We are not here gleefully, we are here unhinged. We are distraught that it required the body of Mike Brown to push some poets into questioning the “practice” and “theory” behind current self-declared “conceptualist” poetry. We won’t forget that it takes bodies to make you consider your allegiances.
On Friday night--in what was clearly an attempt to salvage the corpse of “conceptualism”--Goldsmith made explicit a slippage that we (and others) have been bemoaning for years:
The Murdered Body of Mike Brown’s Medical Report is not our poetry, it’s the building blocks of white supremacy, a miscreant DNA infecting everyone in the world. We refuse to let it be made “literary”
Goldsmith cannot differentiate between White Supremacy and Poetry. In fact, for so many the two are one and the same.
How dark does it have to be before you call it blackface?
How much reenactment of suffering does it take to move you, enrage you? How many bodies?
For those of you who were more than happy to accept the privileges of being cradled by the self-declared UPENN conceptualists team and continue to defend it as creative practice--we are speaking to you.
For those of you who were more than happy to accept the privileges and trajectories of being cradled by the self-declared JACKET2 BIG MISSUS MOTHER PERLOFF UNCREATIVE conceptualists team but now wish to distance yourself--WE ARE SPEAKING TO YOU.
For those of you who think you have somehow escaped racism and fancy yourself as “colorblind” because you have multicultural whims and POC friends --WE ARE SPEAKING TO YOU.
For those of you who state “ignore it” or "don't feed the troll" we understand how cu$$$$hy the status quo must feel. You conveniently forget: THE DESTRUCTION OF WHITE SUPREMACY CANNOT BE DESTROYED BY IGNORING IT.
“CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR DESTRUCTION” (Hiromi Ito)
BUT THE DESTRUCTION OF WHITE SUPREMACY IS NOT ENOUGH.
Affirm blackness. Mourn for Black death. Affirm Black life: Affirm blackness until the world is drenched with our grieving and survival.
For those of you defending, indifferent, and silent--we are shouting at you. We see you. Your silence does not protect you from judgment; it secures the legacy of your fathers.
If you feel surprised--and shout--”we didn’t know” shout only now “this isn’t okay”--do us a favor and stop performing the masquerade of innocence.
KG, VP, the Imperial “conceptualist” approach is not surprising. It’s racism downloaded and updated for our times. It’s always been racist. The film of cream cheese.
Excavate your lives, memories, “art” -- do NOT let go of the fissures, the echoes of colonial pillaging you inherited
“But he always did this”: Exactly. And where were you?
We call for this facade of “art” and “poetry” to be forever de-legitimized, dismantled and archived (do not forget or forgive).
because it has been made clear that only some bodies will be granted life
because the white colonial fantasy sustains a war against black and indigenous life
because the imaginary of white supremacy exists to suppress our incantations (how else
could it survive?)
and the only defense they give is defense of their right to bear arms
we are impatient and mongrelized and will not rest without FULL ACCOUNTABILITY AS OUR VENGEANCE
We invoke you to claim your place on one side of the tracks get the fuck out of your white supremacist togas
No more cowering under the liberal cry of “too much yelling.”
No more cowering under “I don’t believe in public shaming.” YOUR PUBLIC SHAME WILL NOT ECLIPSE OUR (PRIVATE) PAIN.
DECOLONIZE OR DIE.
WE CALL FOR A MURDEROUS REPETITION OF NO’S
DECOLONIZE OR DIE.
DISPLAY THEM: STATUS UPDATES, TWEETS, PERMANENT MARKER ON THE MOST EXPEN$IVE MUSEUM WALLS, LOUDLY IN CLASS, ON THE BUS, IN YOUR DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES, INTO THE MIC AT EVERY POETRY READING, WALKING HOME ALONE, WHILE PAYING FOR APPLES & PEARS & HAIRCUTS,
MID-CONVERSATION EVERYDAY THE UTTERANCE OF NO TO THIS HUBRIS AND MASK,
NO TO A WHITE SUPREMACIST PROJECT IN WHICH “ART” IS THE PERMISSION TO DISMEMBER AND EXPLOIT ABOVE ALL.
HOWL DECOLONIZE OR DIE SO LOUDLY STOMP NO SO DEEPLY THEY BECOME ONE AND THE SAME:
photo by Gabriel Serra
THIS COALITION IS WITH TARGETS. IT EXISTS WITH AIM.
OUR TARGETS ARE: HOMONATIONALISTS, WHITMANIAN TWINK POETS, WHITE LGBT POETS WHO USE THE TROPHY OF QUEERNESS AS NEGATOR OF RACIAL PRIVILEGE, THERE’S CHUNKS OF EGG ON YOUR FACE, POETS WHO SO NATURALLY APPROPRIATE AND ABIDE BY THE LANGUAGE OF FINANCE, POETS WHO CLAIM THAT POETRY IS RISK TAKING BUT CANNOT LOCATE THE DAMAGE: YOU WRITE FEAR POEMS IN SERVICE OF THE STATE, ASIAN AMERICAN MALE POETS WHO USE THEIR RACIALIZATION TO PROTECT WHITE GATEKEEPERS/WHITE CONNOISSEURS, POETS WHO USE HIP-HOP AS TRINKETS IN THEIR POEMS (WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE), POETS WHO LIVE BY WHITENESS AS PROPERTY BUT IN PERMANENT DENIAL, WHITE POETS AND THEIR ANIMAL STUDIES, MONOLINGUAL BITCHES, MONOREALIST BITCHES, BITCHES WHO WRITE IN ENGLISH BUT REFUSE TO SEE IT (IF YOU WRITE IN ENGLISH, YOU ARE ALREADY IN TRANSLATION), PROVINCIAL COSMOPOLITANS, ALL THOSE WHO SUPPORT WHITE LACK, WHITE MINIMALISM, VANILLA ICE MEDIOCRITY, ALL THOSE WHO SEE THE WHITENESS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH BUT REFUSE TO CALL IT OUT, WHITE FASHIONISTAS, MARJORIE PERLOFF & KENNETH GOLDSMITH THE OVERSEERS OF POETRY AND THEIR OVERSEERS TRAINING PROGRAM IN PLANTATION MARKET POETICS, IF YOU CITE TONY HOAGLAND YOU’RE FUCKING RACIST, WHITE CONCEPTUALISM REPRODUCES WHITENESS--IF YOU CANNOT SEE THIS, YOU’VE BETRAYED MONGREL KIN; YOU’RE RACIST, CONCEPTUALIST WHITE LI(T)E--WE SEE THRU YOU (YOU REPACKAGE WHAT MONGRELS DREAM SPLICED), UNAPOLOGETIC EUROCENTRISTS, ADVOCATES FOR THE MARKET DEVIL, ADVOCATES FOR THE COP DEVIL, ADVOCATES FOR THE RAPIST DEVIL, ADVOCATES FOR THE JIM CROW DEVIL, WE ARE AGAINST POETRY THAT WORKS WITH PRISONS INSTEAD OF LISTENING TO POETS INSIDE THOSE PRISONS, WE REJECT ATTRACTIVENESS IN POETRY, WHITEPOWER MARXISM AND THEIR LABOR BOSSES, WE REJECT THOSE WHO FIDDLE WITH THE SPECTRUM OF ROTTING AS IF THEY COULD MODULATE IT, POETS WHO DON’T BELIEVE IN ANCESTRY, POETS WHO USE CRITIQUES OF AUTHENTICITY TO PROP UP APPROPRIATION, POETS WHO WRITE “IDENTITY POLITICS ARE BULLSHIT” AND THE PLATFORMS THAT CIRCULATE THIS ARE BULLSHIT, POETS WHO PERFORM THE CRISIS OF EL GRINGO BUT DON’T REALIZE IT, “A FEW ARE ALL DOING UNABASHEDLY POSTMODERN WORK THAT IS FREE WHEELING AND EXACTING IN ITS DEPLOYMENT OF EMOTION” AKA RAISIN TOKENS BLESSED BY FROSTED FLAKES, POC POETS WHO INSIST ON DECORUM, POETS WHO SHIT ON ETHNOPOETICS BUT NEVER THINK ABOUT INDIGENEITY. CARRYING THE TORCH OF VICTIMHOOD IN A VERY PARTICULAR WAY WE ARE UNINTERESTED IN PROTECTING WHITE POODLE FEMINISM. GO AWAY. THIS IS NOT AN OPEN GROUP. MEMBERSHIP IN THE GROUP MEANS A PERMANENT ALLEGIANCE TO THE TARGETING OF OUR TARGETS. WE ARE NOT YOUR RACE TUTORS. WE ARE NOT AFRAID OF EXCLUSIVITY.
DECOLONIZE OR DIE
[first there was a white god and then there was white vanguardism and the white god saw this was right. the white god knows that ideas are lite. that the speed of idea across information networks is the only mode of existence. that all else is outdated (including bodies on information networks, including embodied ideas, including nonlogocentric models of love, including the resistance to signification systems and their totalizations). the white god sees that this is EVIL. that a healthy body is ruled by a supermind. that harmony is an open field, an undisrupted network, a reaching from any point to any point, a cartesian plane of wonderbread. this is why the white god made minds and their objects, spaces and their concepts.
the white god also understands the plight of his worshiper (o taylor swift dandruff!). he understands that it is difficult to work under conditions of critique. that it is bothersome to respond to unfounded attacks on their idols. there is too much work to be done, too many effigies to erect, too many thoughts to be conjured, for time to be wasted on the hysterical rainbow mob.
and let the poc screech in debate butting misshapen crania. so true followers could dedicate themselves to his W0RD. “el hombre blanco, blanco porque era hombre, blanco como el día, blanco como la verdad, blanco como la virtud, iluminaba la creación como una antorcha, sacaba a luz la esencia secreta y blanca de los seres.”
and manage only that which has passed the threshold into the realm of circulation
and so the only cries to be heard are YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
and not a pebble in the shoe, not a shard of glass in the drink, not a bit of residue on the glass...
everything clean in the good b00k.
everything folded like a doily into his idea, the bleached threads of white god hegemonic spittle
blessed be the white g0d for he will show us the way blessed be the unhampered future, blessed be the centralization of outformation, blessed be the corporatization of poetries, blessed be blessed be A-MEN]
YOU CANNOT BE AN OPPRESSOR AND OUR GATEKEEPERS FOR DECADES AND THEN TURN AROUND AND CRY FOR HELP STATING “THEY WON’T LET ME WEAR PINK” “THEY SAY I WRITE SOCCER MOM POETRY” “#ALLLIVESMATTER” NO HANKIES FOR WHITE TEARS NO INSTITUTIONAL CORSETS FOR OTHERED BODIES
DECOLONIZATION AS THE MOST PROFANE IDEA
PROTECTORS OF THE CANON (DUH)
OUR SIGNATURE: The Mongrel Coalition Against Gringpo is to be used by documents, attempts, or gestures that target white supremacy and colonization. We exist to be useful, intervene without apology, exploit our invisibility and collectivize our needs.
ANCESTRAL MEMORY. EMBODIED SPIRITUALIZATION. THE GLORY HOLE OF DECOLONIZATION.
Intimately Sabotage all the Bodies & the World. DECOLONIZATION. Ancestral possessions. Indigenous thought. Indigenize thought. Translation-tradition. In lieu of debt. In lieu for Jubilee. Poetry for a Blackened world. Poetry in a Blackened world. DECOLONIZATION. DECOLONIZATION.
THE MONGREL COALITION AGAINST GRINGPO RESPONDS TO THE LINKS BETWEEN CONCEPTUAL ART AND CONCEPTUAL POETRY
THE MONGREL COALITION AGAINST GRINGPO OFFERS EXTENDED THOUGHTS ON THE TATTERED FLAG OF WHITE CONCEPTUALISM