Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Mark Young - Meanwhile, at Altamont

A woman weeps.
         focus on the audience!
Another woman bares her breasts.
         focus on the audience!
There's a famous band playing.
         focus on the audience!
It's basically a backing tape.
         focus on the audience!
It was recorded elsewhere.
         focus on the audience!
The lead singer thinks it's a Hindu festival.
         focus on the audience!
He dresses accordingly.  
         focus on the audience!
A fight erupts in the front of the crowd
         focus on the audience!
at the foot of the stage.
         focus on the audience!
Members of the California Hells Angels
         focus on the audience!
bring their brand of law & order
         focus on the audience!
to the gathering. The band is quiet.
         focus on the audience!
A man in a lime-green suit pulls a gun.
         focus on the audience!
A Hells Angel stabs him to death.
         focus on the audience!
You couldn't see anything, it was
         focus on the audience!
just another scuffle, says the singer.
         focus on the audience!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Mike Busam - Two pieces


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Cleo’s green again

 
andonegainces withleithe ‘nrude flingers
flhexed sheoil floil flwakxen
phloxen erectopistil swheeat loveander
nicghts mantiptulate hisrection emotumscrothiymns
heruption allso s/heared femhimtimeately
orgchardasmic harmonicghties : sprekesheen oftlenzo’o
aftflowerds ocanthis hornemaneye undherprehend
hersolongsong hermooanflrost reedpole plurched
supon herxanthium herarts belohden
partsoul dwaormning burrdsoul goldsen
lwyires?



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sun
air
breeze
puddle
mud
wet &
earth
scent
down feathers
white rings
contours

Migration:Small Beings

. . . sumn : aetheir’s breaethze mupdpled skypoolloopyks’ terrascent stwink :
wordown fluffthers & offen fleeding flaetheirward flecflicflocks theeairh skries
melodíaves : o’theyeso’ droawn altoo azblure cielosee whreight whrings whrings whreight whreight whrings whrings whreight   speepspecksing skyawhorled . . .


a/ether

aetheir’s

aheir’s

cielo : cielosee

of being is a bird Emily Dickinson (653)

“a burdock clawed my gown”

antecedents : accidents : insects   inseccidents / inseccedents

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Jeff Bagato - One Gonch poem

Nag Nag Nallanach Gonhal

O O ogallo nag naga nachalla
choc conacho onagallon
clannagh anag conchonoch conchan
aga aga nachanallach
nog nonnacho locoa lannagh
llaanach allagan glanog holloch
lonchoncha canca gnagal
callach ognal anlochana anlachana
ga gan gonnoch ollagonnagon
hogal chlochanal lacha allanaganoch colh honca
callanach achlanog nog nochlan agallanog
glannoch hallah chanogh congano go go clag
achla nognal gallanach ag collah chollon
O O ganach
O O gallanach
O O nagallonaga noch hagganacha
O O callan O O clanagh
O O achlan O O naglanal
O O onollaanahon ag onoch
Ag ag ag ag achallanag nochlan honall
gallach chagnollo con holh hagnoch
chohach canlanach hogana hogana hogona
nonnachon an nonnachon cannach
chanallog na colh aglano agna glaanogolla
calla callach calloo
calla callach callanog
O O chlanoch anchallag oglogalla loch hogna
achano ach lan onganoa
nog hoclanoch nog cannocho
nog nog hannochonal noch allaano
ollanoch ollanoch ochoa
calcolh cochan glanoch ag nanochon
ogallon lon aglanach anollon anoll
achanoch allanog chach laan llonocho na clan gon
gallanochan canco ancha hoch anachallana
llaaga llaaga laaga nachon lochal hallanach
anallagannoch callach naganocha gaan onnaganon
nallaga hagachan chac achallach allagan
allagano ag nachallonach glannal
nochon nach nollon anagallanoch col hallaga
allach glaan nog acallo hoclan
anagonon choclac allach
gon halla gon
gon challanoch gon
agano laga hallach
nalla nach hacha hoc chachoco
allaganach con hallag llaana loglan
glachal hallacha hagla nach och lag
locha ochnaggonal lach hallanagonnocha
an gallano noc nachla nachla nog