Scientistic Poem (Fun For Children)

a gentleman from New Haven, Ct., lately exhibited some educational games for children.

one of them, called the “fly leaf,” is done this way:

take a sheet of writing paper, cover it on one side w/ gum mucilage;

then catch a fly, turn the fly

over on its back, [ … ]

Velocipeded (After D.G.)

s/he laughs

nods

fears to touch

little faceless wo/man

rubbed w/ black powder

drums

up from the tea leaves

of re-breath

& not be

North-teethed

gap-horsed

deer-hollowed

“eyes”

o’ slate valley

knots in nut Bosch

velocipeded

F,r,a,u, H,a,u,f,f,e

Ho to John Song (After D. G.)–To Be Sung By Several Sailors In Full Dress

see shanty:

O’ red peaks!

mountain red!!

black squiggled!!!

or

mar/k

where the (in)eye/ark

‘sea’z

a-breaking

lubber

daubber

e,e,z

(rumored o’

the sea!)

ahoy!

(rumored o’

the sea!)

sing!

sing

sing

uprising

Ump’s Nat’l Bithmark (after D.G.)

 

Ump’s Nat’l Birthmark (after D.G.)

1.

the

threaded

prayer to   need

 

alcohol

in the ought below

 

cries not

to ‘cry’

 

fists under

little arms

 

narrow

gown

 

starcold

 

in darkness

 

 

2.

the ump’s

nat’l

birthmark termed ‘G’

 

surname

‘song’

 

mit (Loki

to drink  von hernhutters

 

empty

as ocean

 

in sitting posture

 

white

star

(above)

line

 

3.

natal atal-atal wound

whose pampered breasts

a cigarette’s

 

extraordinary

sounds

 

curl

to

 

penetrate my zoom

 

 

4.

squeeze

cobra-

 

Mother and Nation

root

 

brew

made by God-

 

Kin

view

 

my parents’ flesh,

no other

 

5.

o,t,h,e,r,

to

 

figure the blues-black

sky

 

shuttle

over to lover

 

6.

in

the letters

 

of

market (N)

 

city

gall:

 

vi

vio

viol

violoncello

 

amber

music

 

strive for

‘charmony’

 

 

7.

amimals’

leaves

 

ground

light as

 

thieves

toucht

 

thru angles of

 

smoke of

 

wrappings

 

 

 

Wendy Burk’s TREE TALKS: SOUTHERN ARIZONA new from Delete Press

We’re pleased to say that Tree Talks: Southern Arizona, by Wendy Burk, is available from Delete Press.  You can read more about it here:

deletepress.org

Hermead Epic of Philosophers

The Hermead is an epic poem about the lives and ideas of philosophers and scientists. Currently the Hermead is 895,338 words in 124,956 lines of blank verse covering the lives of 26 Greek philosophers, presenting their biographies in epic narrative verse that explores how they developed their ideas that form the foundation of western civilization.

Book [ … ]

Conceptual Poetry Pamphlet (Cover)

An Account

of

THE LATE IMPROVEMENTS

in

CONCEPTUAL POETRY,

WITH A SERIES of CURIOUS AND INTERESTING

EXPERIMENTS

PERFORMED

BEFORE SLAM AND OPEN-MIKE AUDIENCES, AS WELL AS UNIVERSITY-SPONSORED EVENTS WITH ‘CURATED’ AUDIENCES ON SEVERAL CONTINENTS

And Repeated Lately In The

ANATOMICAL THEATRES OF WESTMINSTER, MARYLAND

By Jesse Glass

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

Issue 5 of Opon is live

Hi all, I’m honored to have new work in the current, absolutely beautiful issue of Opon. (http://opon.org/issue5/susan-lewis/) Also featuring the work of Caroline Klocksiem, Caroline Knapp, Lori Anderson Moseman, Meredith Stricker, and Jennifer Brakefield — brought to you by Brad Vogler.

I hope you’ll check it out!
-Susan [ … ]