Our fourth installment of Anti-Genre is montage poem inspired by Langston Hughes’ Montage of a Dream Deferred. James Quinn’s “Montage of Life in a Screen” reflects on–and literally enacts–our daily obsessions with social media. Adequate Morning Fumbling Fumbling Fumbling Searching for a cell phone Fumbling Fumbling Fumbling Searing for a cell phone Fumbling Fumbling Fumbling Let me disconnect this Eyes burn from a bright screen All sound immediately cut off No more fumbling Burning eyes to the screen Scrolling Scroll through, refresh Scroll through, refresh Scroll through, refresh Scroll through, refresh SpongeBob memes bring a slight chuckle Share it to your wall Reads an article about the top 10 movies of 2017 Share it with a friend Finds an article on the works of Harlan Ellison Share it with yourself Scroll through, refresh Scroll through, refresh Scroll through, refresh Scroll through, refresh Kendrick’s new music video Love it Cute picture of Bae Love it Spiteful, personal, and mean-spirited comment that has nothing to do with me Laugh at it Trump’s political decisions Ignore it Derogating and embarrassing Trump meme Laugh at it Story of an officer misusing their power Angry face Trump’s political decisions Ignore it A status about a lost loved one Sad face Scroll through, refresh Scroll through, refresh Scroll through, refresh Scroll through, refresh Rest Motivation Speech Setting: Bed If I do it now, I...Read More
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