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Neighborhood post-industrial as opposed to professional aesthetics

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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Neighborhood aesthetics, especially in that industrial/post-industrial world, were very different.

On the differences between folk and commodity art, as per slam and academia

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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I read Williams the same way I read vampire comics: for pleasure and for the purposes of theft. This is the folk art way, and it survives commodity art even when it is packaged and sold.

Why I can never hate the Susquehanna

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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I can never hate the Susquehanna, not if it took my last dollar, not if it made me look like a grade z version of some extra who got lost on his lunch break from a remake of “The Grapes of Wrath” and ended up standing poised against the wrong unforgiving sky.

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