Four poems in Spring/Summer 2012 Issue, The Drunken Boat

Four poems – “Word Plus Word Squared Over Anti-pastoral as Truth,” “Two-Reeler,” “from, Subjunctives of a Disembodied Poetic,” and “The Reason Why” – are included in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of The Drunken Boat. A link to the poems.
from section two of “Word Plus Word Squared Over Anti-pastoral as Truth”:

This is no brain matter, no grey matter
stilled to one silent clarity, and one only.
What we have here is communication,
a thought broken down to bit, fragment,
or smidgen – all signs of understanding,
but it’s the red herring, a gull pecking for
bread. Before the image, before the bloated
idea – there’s the thing itself. “No ideas
but in things,” WCW writes in ‘27. Then
comes the notion of what? – a description,
placement, context maybe? – I would say so.
We think it to the tongue, speak its cruel arc,
and a word, dragging its skulls and femurs,
shreds the empty. The air aches with nothing.

~ by samofthetenthousandthings on July 26, 2012.

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