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Tristan Tzara, the Lonely Maker E-mail
Tuesday, November 10
Tristan Tzara lonely? Dada an-

archist, Résistance hero during the War,

can he have doubt? Abused by clique and clan

and foe? Is Peking Man about to soar

from his cave and attack the monocled,

gentle, three-piece bourgeois suit I walk

the streets of Paris with? I am cram filled
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POEZII DE BOGDAN ODAGESCU E-mail
Tuesday, November 10
These poems are looking for translators into Indo-European, Finno-Ugric and Altaic language groups.
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IN THE AFTERNOON BABYLON GRZEGORZ WR?BLEWSKI E-mail
Tuesday, November 10
translated by Adam Zdrodowski
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from memory wing E-mail
Thursday, October 29
poet extracts lyric fat from a memory wing!
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Insomnia Splatter E-mail
Sunday, October 18
If everything behaves as if a sign
had meaning, then it does have meaning.

                                                --Wittgenstein

What for but now send which then
Not nor his cut when tend her mend
Bend bitch up to whine a mutt
Of off hot now send itch,
     cool witch
Lend on him notch an end in fry
Warm try how so at less than I
     and
Where over, will lullaby is;
Low are the was am my no more
Were she at in would wend we soar
Do there could he no wonder it,
     or why.
 
PERCH & TWIRL: New Works E-mail
Saturday, October 17
Mine eyes have seen the glory of
THE BATH ARTIST
My husband is a philistine. When I woke him at 5:45 this morning to offer a private viewing of my greatest creation to date, he rolled away, stuck his head under a pillow and growled. He therefore missed
(1) the unveiling of my new triple-bubble technique for the highest quality bubbles;
(2) my newly executed theory of twin catalysts (two colors of 99c-store shampoos); and
(3) a veritable Restoration Comedy of light and light-yet-solid, industrial-strength foam. Truly a bath for the ages.
 Technical addendum, 2:15 p.m.: The indestructibility of the bubbles proves detrimental to completion of bath.

the coming of
THE WASHING-UP ARTIST

He is trampling out
THE CLEAN HOUSE ARTIST

where the grapes of wrath are
THE BATH ARTIST (II)
The truth is, I accidentally let out the water, though not the bubbles, from the tub. Refilling, with more soap, is what yielded that superior foam. Art is the genius of utilizing accident.
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Sonnets E-mail
Saturday, October 17
HERE’S A NEW KIND OF SONNET

                to bewilder the ever-present ladybugs
                & turn supermarkets into galaxies
there’s a snowdrop coming up 2/1/09
it’s good to know there’s hope for spring
                darwin never knew
                how silly sexually we’d be
it’s the only flower you might have trouble
getting to; maybe I’m so old I wont be able
to reach any flowers this year, even daisies
will be beyond me: “I’m so close to that queen
anne’s lace but I can’t reach it!” there’s always
the special queen anne’s lace hotline for seniors
                your corkscrew penis wont fit
                my vagina corkscrewing the other way
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Gigolo E-mail
Sunday, September 06
I surely succeeded, some life in New Orleans,
August heat, dancing on a bar, men
fucking on the pool table, balls on balls
in every corner. With Oh yea, daddy, harder daddy,
harder, fuck my hole, pop my brown cherry
,
it’s hard to determine who wants a tea bagging,
who wants to dry hump me, smell my ass,
my boots to the brim with cash, beer bottles,
all across a sweaty, stinking bar,
my dick flapping from Viagra and stay-hard cream.
Near fainting, I was saved by an old man
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Wild Bill Taylor's Twins of Eden E-mail
Wednesday, August 12
new poem by wild bill taylor
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TWO ARABESQUES BY MIKE TOPP E-mail
Wednesday, August 12
Some of Mike Topp's longer works on Japanese themes in the arabesque style (see Gongorra)
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YOUR NAME HERE by Pat Nolan E-mail
Monday, August 03
for Michael-Sean Lazarchuk (1946–2008)
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Four Poems E-mail
Tuesday, July 28
from the Cabinet of Dr. Vermont
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Robert Serban's Thirty Poems in Romanian English E-mail
Saturday, July 25
Robert Şerban is a poet from Timisoara, Romania, the editor of the Brumar poetry editions, a publisher with frighteningly high standards for the work and the beauty of its books.
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Pat Nolan, after Philippe Soupault E-mail
Thursday, July 16

Everything’s gray and stupid
books are dying in store windows
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Two Poems by Narlan Matos E-mail
Wednesday, July 15

Narlan MATOS (nar-hlahn MAH-tohs; poet, Brazil; b. 1975, Bahia) was called by Jorge Amado one of the greatest young Brazilian poets. Mr.Matos’s collection Ladies and Gentlemen: the Dawn was awarded the Jorge Amado Foundation Prize. A translator from English and Slovenian, he is also editing the complete works of Dr. Duarte, one of the mentors of the “Tropicalia” and “New Cinema” movements.
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Excerpt from Seven Dead Kafkas and a Fork E-mail
Monday, May 25
Each audience member eyelid drinks a cup full of rain till blue tinged bulge—page blur. That is where there is only appetite. Gesturing toward a separate way, enter a funny little man at the cornea point yet to be introduced, of course, buried in a blood tweed suit, we call him as named before, the final sayer. He raises his right hand high above his head as if holding an object rare and majestic, perhaps to yank at an eyelash. With eyes wide open (as yours) he breaks out into shrill song.
The Final Sayer

In this fork is an embedded list of names.
The path so to speak from which the paw
broke away from itself and became this disconnected claw.


A Fork

The labile
fugitive
claw 

its levity
atony

of keratins
pincers
in disquiet

incised
on the body

he lifts

black jacket
tiny
 

flitting
black eyes

pesky
gaunt

Pierrot
of stark
cutlery
 
vintage
tarsus

desacralized
girt

by thick
cords

I am
ingest
 
demurred
refused

to eat
tubercle
bacilli

mephitic
place

slated shy
of scope.
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