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Untitled [Is is]

Is is.

There is no distinction between ideology and image.


He records his name on a gold medallion.


The philosopher must say is.

The world is legion.

The self is a suffering form.

Is is.

Waves rise and fall, but the sea remains.


From Voyager, published by University of California. Copyright © 2011 by Srikanth Reddy. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.


Srikanth Reddy

Srikanth Reddy is the author of Conversities (1913 Press, 2012), with Dan Beachy-Quick; Voyager (University of California Press, 2011); and Facts for Visitors (University of California Press, 2004). The recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, he teaches at the University of Chicago.

Date Published: 2011-01-01

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