I thought Daniel Borzutzky's reading was wonderful, and I purchased his text The Performance of Becoming Human. I was intrigued by his work. Looking at it on the page, many new to poetry would ask "How is this poetry?" He mixes long lines and small paragraphs and prose with the lyrical. But honestly, I think people said the same thing for every single new poetry movement that we've studied this semester. To read a contemporary poet like Borzutzky during this class right after the Dada, Surrealist, and Futurisms movements was instructional. It was easy to see a throughline from past to present, and it was also easy to see the circular nature of poetic movements. I wanted to explore Borzutzky's development of "becoming human" and also push the boundaries of text + book while honoring the simplicity of Borzutzky's use of spaced sentences.