Just Come Now

  • Justin Clemens
Part of the Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics book series (MPCC)


As the French thinker Jean-Claude Milner points out in a recent important study: the ‘revolutionary creed’ that governed global political action in modernity no longer holds as a horizon for action. What emerges in its wake is the fundamental experience that there are no longer any political differences able to curb rapacious technocapitalist expansion; the only difference that makes a difference is that of the immanent outside, the environment, the conditions of life itself. This poem arises at this juncture, where technological progress has become indistinguishable from the extermination of conditions of planetary life as we know it.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Justin Clemens
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  1. 1.The University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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