Maxwell Despard




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Maxwell Despard

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Maxwell Despard lives and writes in Virginia Beach. An active poet since 1999, he was the founder and lead moderator of HRPoets for many years, as well as the final MC for the area's longest running open mic at Casablanca Cafe. He was a regular featured performer with the 40th Street Poetry Collective, reading alongside such notables as Tim Seibles, Robert P. Arthur, Jeff Hewitt, and Malcolm Powell. 2007 witnessed the release of his first collection of poetry, "Segue" through Albuquerque’s Destructible Heart Press. He is currently working on completing his next book of poetry, "The God of Penguins."


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Segue
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

Bob Black
“The real enemy" is the totality of physical and mental constraints by which capital, or class society, or statism, or the society of the spectacle expropriates everyday life, the time of our lives. The real enemy is not an object apart from life. It is the organization of life by powers detached from it and turned against it. The apparatus, not its personnel, is the real enemy. But it is by and through the apparatchiks and everyone else participating in the system that domination and deception are made manifest. The totality is the organization of all against each and each against all. It includes all the policemen, all the social workers, all the office workers, all the nuns, all the op-ed columnists, all the drug kingpins from Medellin to Upjohn, all the syndicalists and all the situationists.”
Bob Black, The Abolition of Work & Other Essays

Robert A. Heinlein
“A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.”
Robert A. Heinlein

Raoul Vaneigem
“Who wants a world in which the guarantee that we shall not die of starvation entails the risk of dying of boredom?”
Raoul Vaneigem

Bob Black
“You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid monotonous work, chances are you'll end up boring, stupid and monotonous. Work is a much better explanation for the creeping cretinization all around us than even such significant moronizing mechanisms as television and education.”
Bob Black, The Abolition of Work & Other Essays




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