Are any of you hungering to write a book review or two?
I think a book review would be awesome that discusses in relation to each other: 1) Mommy Must Be a Fountain of Feathers by Kim Hyesoon translated by Don Mee Choi (Action books 2008) and 2) With Deer by Aase Berg translated by Johannes Göransson (Black Ocean 2009).
Another interesting pairing might be 1) Cole Swensen's Ours (University of California Press 2008) and 2) Lisa Robertson's Occasional Work and 7 Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture (Clear Cut Press 2003)
Have you read these 4 books? Do you see what I mean?
I'm reading Zach Schomburg's The Pond (Greying Ghost).
These were lines that particularly made the baby bats living in my lungs squawk like a hungry thing:
Now I am a year and 3 months in an open field when I learn:
if there is a shadow of a tree and no trees around
I am the tree.
I have a habit of leaving a place
I don't know how to get back to.
I have a habit of leaving the place.
It is difficult to tell what will happen next.
Maybe we'll hold hands
and walk down to the pond.
Maybe a bat will fly into the pond
and swim around
like it's having fun
but then it'll struggle and start to die.
We'll watch it start to die.
We'll agree that we understand how the bat feels.
We'll say I know the feeling
but we won't know the feeling.
The feeling we'll know
is more like being on a chair
with really long legs
sinking slowly into the pond
on a beautiful day.
Turns out, it was the wrong
kind of body for a funeral.