The Gurlesque Poetry Movement

The Gurlesque The Gurlesque movement is a movement that, according to pioneer Gurlesque theorist Arielle Greenberg, evokes "Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of the carnivalesque, burlesque theater, and the feminist punk movement riot grrl," (Greenberg, On the Gurlesque) and, of course, the grotesque. These four movements are all different in scope – Bakhtin carnivalesque revolves around the idea of a community that revolves around the celebration of the grotesque and weird. The burle

On the Concept of Stillness in Poetry

There are many prominent television-broadcasting mega-corporations – Fox, NBC, CBS, CNN – the list goes on. Have you ever looked at NBC's logo? It is, in a word, simple. Six teardrop shapes, with the points all converging on a center. The points follow this color scheme: Yellow, Orange, Red, Purple, Blue, Green. It is a clean, appealing design – one that holds no significance other than that which has been assigned to it over years of browsing channels and seeing this logo wa