Today I found out my co-worker doesn't appreciate it when I play this in my office, without headphones:
"At night, I like it when my boyfriend makes jurassic soundscape impressions to make me fall asleep/laugh. This CD has changed my life/sleeping habits."--Girlfriend
“…so I attempt via the unknown to give grammar a purpose.”—NEG
What does that mean?
Well, Cannibal 3 is out & feral. The good kind of feral:
Cannibal: Issue Three
120 pages, hand-sewn in 7 signatures, w/ a screen-printed cover
Nate Pritts, Samuel Amadon, Stephanie Anderson, Joseph Bradshaw, Lily Brown, Adam Clay, Julia Cohen, Matthew Cooperman, Phil Cordelli, Jordan Davis, Patrick Dunagan, Jeff Encke, Landis Everson, Elisa Gabbert, David Goldstein, Laura Goode, Noah Eli Gordon, Jane Gregory, Carolyn Guinzio, Mike Hauser, Anne Heide, Melanie Hubbard, Andrew Hughes, Philip Jenks & Simone Muench, Justin Marks, Chris Martin, Erin Martin, Ben Mazer, Jeff Morgan, Keith Newton, Christopher Rizzo, Elizabeth Robinson, Kate Schapira, Mike Sikkema, Jessica Smith, Mathias Svalina, Chris Tonelli, Tim Van Dyke, & Jared White.
You can buy it here: http://flesheatingpoems.blogspot.com/
I’m going to hit you with a killer line of poetry from each contributor (minus my own, that would be weird) in order of the table of contents:
I cam around looking for you in the Rue Morgue.
The deaths in the Rue Morgue made me aware
of other deaths, the women of other women.
I like to peer out downward through my hood
and make pronouncements in that muffled voice-
must be marked as
a grove on a plot,
a rash on a waist,
an elegant subjugation
of the eye-hole.
We grounded our eyes on other eyes
I could take you to the place where I got my hair cut each
month for five years.
Prairie salt, smothering salt, and ocean’s fauna
dragging dry as beached seaweed, bleached Idaho.
When I am touched by nothing
the form inside a glove is the name of a hand.
I would be sweetmeat / lead / mercury /
like being still doesn’t worry
us, this is what we have
chosen, to value this
looks like we have chosen before.
I am programming daffodils
in the guise of leisure.
The hill bent me.
Sheets nudge and crease and burn,
Sheets aren’t places. Sheets aren’t
family or places.
They see the tiny vicious man
we are never careful to know-
Linchpin of the waterwheel
There will be a sleepy man growing a gun out of his forehead.
I dreamt everyone was a cocoon full of birds.
He will be a ghost in a fedora, and you will
Choose his sideways face, his marital tooth.
Stop patrolling and go for the sound
I will be a long time in the air
Simone Muench & Philip Jenks:
Panoptic skull crown
Everything slumping is held up
and a pig forest
basicly grasshoppers are jerks
Erin Lyndal Martin:
the locket I own but do not wear swings with the tremolo.
Noah Eli Gordon:
It is as though in removing its
mask the landscape shows on its face an expression one
recognizes but is unable to immediately place.
To be crucial & loved
I hang above the granite
wool in one hand
wool of the other
swedish fish, headphone foam
Tim Van Dyke:
Lay my body down with its club so that I can smash my
many faces of glory.
a heightened shadow; a sitting practice
Tiny pastel yelps
Objects speak, peak table the human and no
And there’s something so peculiar
Like watching Orson Welles
Be Orson Welles
a normal plaque
heated in fire, reversed
The turtle lying on its back
By the radiator
Is a kite
I love you
but my arms are full
Near Earth we become neutral
and do things we may like to do.
When I was a child I pictured god as Abraham Lincoln
swinging down from the sky on avery long rope to scoop
up my little dead friend.
Gravitron / tries so hard not to think, but inside he is spinning faster
than ever: the greatest ride
He’s ever given. Above the browned, trampled grounds, the lights on
Tilt-A-Whirl bloom. Gravitron exhales--riders get off
Inhales—riders get on.
My name is blindfold,
the war of the beheaded.
The sun is a far rabbit.
It brings me to now
where I see the cities and the green stalks of corn
where rabbits hide where rabbits can’t hide
because they are yesterday,
they are today
r adiance and invention.