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The prior century’s cadaver
casts so impressive a shadow that nearly anyone is liable occasionally
to forget it’s passed. Inevitably (and we’re hardly
the first to know it), a sensation of existing in between promotes anxiety. Still, we do our work now. And
in this climate, the writer of value can afford neither to sneer
at novelty nor to commit, as though fetishistically, to it. Not one
of us, in fact, actually knows what comes next, although it is our job to do
it. What is invaluable is the mere excitement of language as material with
which to make things, as much sensation
as sense, as much a stuff
whereby to construct as a codex
whereby to construe. This
excitement, now as ever, trumps the thinness of fashion, trumps
the straitjacket of theory, trumps the anxiety of operating within
a historical fog.
It is this excitement that Raft Magazine means to put first and last.