Like any such attempt to performatively spite liberals, turning the possession of straws into a subversive political action
here is part goofy joke, part sincere expression of conviction, and part attempt to inflame the passions of the fishing-trip-avatar-dads who make up their audience, but most importantly a finger in the eye of the Left.
Conrad's somatic poetry exercises--themselves hardly revolutionary--the poem invokes the well-worn assumption that poetry-as-performance constitutes a form of subversive political action
. Another relatively easy attempt at provocation is the collection's multiple see-through pages.