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For this piece, I re-read everything posted to my Facebook and Twitter accounts from September 21 (the first day I became aware of Occupy Wall Street) to October 1, leading up to the Occupation here in LA. I transcribed every video and clipped bits from every article, keeping any sentence that included a collective pronoun like: they, we, us, or our, including contractions let’s and/or we’ve, etc. That piece was around 25,000 words so I edited it down here to only all the collective pronouns.

For a primer on conceptual writing, see UbuWeb’s Anthology of Conceptual Writing.

Mathew Timmons’ books include CREDIT, The New Poetics, and Sound Noise. He is the publisher and editor of Insert Press and Blanc Press in Los Angeles.


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