conviction: n; 6. Facists have convictions. They put their lives in the service of their beliefs and they will fight to defend their convictions— and this is the allure and danger of fascism. The ideologues of neo-liberalism do not have convictions. They are not convinced enough to put their lives in the service of their ideas. And so, to defend their ideas they must enlist proxies who will wage wars in order to defend what is indefensible and who will put their lives in the service of ideas which are not their own and which convince no one— and this is the allure and the danger of neo-liberalism.

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Les Essais ... essays of Montaigne in white chalk throughout France.

Les Villes Invisibles... Nuit Blanche 2015, Bruxelles.

A l'usage de ceux qui voient, Diderot 2013, Langres
18-22 September, 2013. Langres, France.

a manifesto can be found here Not

an abrdiged version of Hell is now online.

Peindicy is available from Exile Editions

Bibliomania (some examples of what I read... and why)

excerpts from The Process and Interminables now online (manuscripts in progress)

Annotated Poem: poem from Peindicy and corresponding text from A Personal Dictionary

Oblivion (a calendar project and a catalogue of vanishing things)

Bouleversements (the re-articulation of an incoherent city)

e-books (web-based book projects)


Poetry is Disaster 


Mike Schertzer 1997 - 2017