I am really enjoying Language of Inquiry. Last night, I read this great passage that reminded me of Jen Benka. This was from the introduction of "Happily."
I have been equally excited into the activity of poetry by its revolutionary character and by its capacity to do philosophy. I do not mean to make a grandiose claim to being a "revolutionary." But I have thought that the function of poetry was to address problems and to address problems very often puts one in opposition to established power structures, and not just those that would exercise power over aesthetics.