On Intellectuals
—a poem by Joseph Osel

Comforted only by the promise of
Successive approximations
A curious detail weaponized
And woven into the background
Jackals wallowing in
Other people's blood

Joseph Osel is a critical theorist, poet and Editor of Imperative Papers. Forthcoming books include Catastrophe-In-Miniature: Poetry in Fatal Tense (2017), Savannas (2018) and Revolutionary-Antiracism (2018).Access his complete bibliography-prospectus.