Zero Squared #150: Teen Sex, Poetry, and Endless War

Apr 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Articles, Zero Squared

C Derick Varn is an emerging poet, professional teacher, and arm-chair theorist. He is a member of the Zero Books team. He is also the guest this week as we discuss late 90s ‘zine culture, historical developments in teen sexuality, how it is that talking about the war on terror produces “evergreen” content, and his new book of poetry entitled “Apocalyptics.”

Dylan Krieger, author of "Giving Godhead, blurbed Varn’s poetry book this way:

Apocalyptics shies from neither grandiosity nor grotesquery, neither high nor low society, for isn’t it precisely the blood—some stranger’s bodily fluid—that is to save? From “dumpster diving,” ghosts take flight. From “rancid butter,” a flock of magpies.

Turning to Zero Books I should point out that Matthew McKeever’s thought experiment novella entitled Coming From Nothing is available for pre-order from Zero Books. Coming From Nothing is a tragi-comic love story concerned with notions of identity, such as Judith Butler’s idea that sexual identity isn’t determined by the body, and John Locke’s that personal identity is a question of memory.

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One Comment to “Zero Squared #150: Teen Sex, Poetry, and Endless War”

  1. dmf says:

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    90% of what passes for “serious debate about the future of the Internet” in the US is just desperate liberal academics, fully aware that nothing can be done in their frames & terms of reference, generating futile ideas that, as they themselves know all too well, are bound to fail

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