Donald Trump

Wikipedia Poem, No. 497

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Teaching Literature in a Discredited Civilization

Wikipedia Poem, No. 496

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houses on this dial paired  
with one who dials out 
and his block with many people on it 
         
one who moves verges on this pair  
one who dials out 
a broad bruised hand 
 
sitting on condescending they 
are many 
houses on a 5D model 
 
apartment dwellers wrong laugh condescending
cry to the condescending cry
to the moon instead of death and 5D avenues 
   
with many houses on a 5D model 
apartment dwellers 
in pairs 
 
one who dials out and is weaker for it
a wrestler wrestlers stolen long neck 
some on this block with many 5D vacancies
 
modeled after men crying under floorboards 
one who dials out 
pairs with many alcoholic halfway homes
 
just two letters 
condescending to 
          gutlight catholics 
5D model apartment dwellers with many missing hearts

Jorie Graham

Wikipedia Poem, No. 495

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“Shall I move the flowers again? / Shall I put them further to the left / into the light? / Will that fix it, will that arrange the / thing?” Jorie Graham

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arrand i pled 
    lo

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    a sky, it, wit, 
airtight, heir, the hers 
       inge 
arrand i plead 
    lo

Superficial Missus

Wikipedia Poem, No. 494

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“at least I would like to think so” John Ashbery

aluminum ice pix
too big how exotic
your shoulders your nose
how big too exotic
in this picture you’re stock art
when is too big or how is exotic

your nose in this shot
connects to its hips
you’re using to click

the internet has something to tell you
its hip its using your lips
in the women du prix
where you shoulder your nose
in this picture they ski down for clicks
i have something to plick

i’ve got your nose
and your womanly hips
the picture’s too big

how erotic
your shoulders
so nordic
wipes their nostradamus
completely sephardic
another howling mountain épique

isn’t that funny
your body eclipses
your liberal hip sis

Gesang (Self-Portrait Reclining on Couch)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 493

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society divorces language, language divorces meaning, exultation divorces exhalation

          cunt
         plush red 
velvet 
   dune on 
      finger
on backs of knee 
   aquatic cunt 
 
at 
night 
at 
        verisimilitude light at 
 
everything from 
        mirror ocean in motion
        of cunt 
      at night at verisimilitude light at 
 
         sand spills across desert sand spills 
         across     on 
          backs of knee 
 
a black back
aquatic cunt
      coral velvet 
  dune on 
crunch 
        coral 
curtain plush
cunt 
       everything 
         from 
      mirror 
         ocean 
  in motion
of 
cunt
crunch
cunt spills across 
desert sand spills across
   mirror ocean in 
motion
         of cunt everything 
from 
      
the
      chorale velvet dune 
        on

“be frank (if you can’t be frank, be john and kenneth).”

be frank

From “The Last Avant-Garde” by David Lehman:

[Frank] O’Hara’s ironically self-deprecating tone was much imitated. “I am the least difficult of men. All I want is boundless love,” he wrote. He kiddingly called his own poems “the by-product of exhibitionism” and wrote constantly about his daily life. It was O’Hara who initiated the policy of dropping names in his poems, a habit that became a New York School trademark. O’Hara peppered his work with references to his painter friends — [Jane] Freilicher, [Larry] Rivers, Mike Goldberg, Joan Mitchell, Norman Bluhm, Grace Hartigan, Al Leslie — with perfect indifference to whether readers would recognize their names. That indifference argued a certain confidence in the poet’s ability to make the details of his autobiography-in-progress so irresistible that the reader feels flattered to be regarded as the poet’s intimate. O’Hara s celebration of friendship in poetry represented an ideal that second-generation New York School poets, such as Bill Berkson, Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, Ron Padgett, and Anne Waldman, emulated in the 1960s. Everyone wanted to be, as [Ted] Berrigan put it, “perfectly frank.” James Schuyler has a marvelous rift in a letter to Berkson urging him to “be frank (if you can’t be frank, be john and kenneth). Say,” Schuyler continues, “maybe our friends’ names would make good verbs: to kenneth: emit a loud red noise; to ashbery- cast a sidewise salacious glance while holding a champagne glass by the stem; to kenward: glide from the room and not make waves; to brainard, give a broad and silent chuckle; to maehiz, shower with conversational spit drops–but I said friends, didn’t I–cancel the last. To berkson and to schuyler I leave to you.”

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Source: Lehman, David. The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets. New York: Doubleday, 1998, print, p. 73.

Denis Johnson (1949-2017)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 491

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“My office smells like a theory, but here one weeps / to see the goodness of the world laid bare / and rising with the government on its lips, / the alphabet congealing in the air / around our heads.” Denis Johnson

 

his lips laid
& rising with the warm
goodness of theory
there they wept rivers
over their alphabet
that would not congeal
despite
how grave their wound
who inter their gravity

Motion in Ordered Control

Wikipedia Poem, No. 490

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“We wouldn’t have tried for more: / the kiss, the button; firm, white shape / of an image slipped wholly into the mind, / acted upon, dreamed upon, / filling the thin vessels of the lungs.” from ‘A Pornography’ by Paisley Rekdal

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Rupture, Trauma (pol-yde-cte-spe-rse-usm-edu-sax)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 488

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“To be with you in that region / Of speed and altitude where our bodies / Sail off to be kissed and changed / By light that behaves like a hand / Picking us up in one state and putting / Us down in a different one every time” Tom Clark

          time 
children    chubby forearms 
furniture nips at salvation
     to victims respectful to victims respected
 
          performance work masters last intimate it   
must record       tell must recruit       
acts of paradise       given     magnum distlllation     
 
chosen          the record tell must record tell must record tell 
must record tell  now   nips at salvations of paradise given           
magnum distlllation to victims          respectful to the                furniture 
nips at salvation      himself in terror upon fingers             
 
magnum      distlllation              
himself information of a central mind                
himself information to street consent   
 
with how the poetic nor poetic nor poem    
magnum disposition analyze performation to victims 
respectful to victims respectful to     victims respectful to victims      
respectful to victims   with      expected performance         to cover     
 
we do it all as a beast now          
information works the masters                    
magnum disposition performance work 
 
master's            magnum           distlllation to victims    respectful        
the street      consitent with expected performance work
masters last     intimate it   
musted performance          work           masters              failed low — 
 
meditation to the record tell       
now   it is ever being arrived 
process     time               tune the children for news now   
 
furniture nips at salvation to victims 
respected       with       how the     reader       
we do it because
because because because       because               
    because because because        because
    because because               because we do it because      because because because
    because because because       because because we do it    
 
because     magnum distlllation           to victims           
respected performances     to the victims   
respected       with how the            magnum victims    
 
respectful to victims to street to record 
tell must record      tell        must       record recruit       
acts       of paradise given      magnum positivity 
performance inference works the masters' last intimate musted with 
 
how the    magnum          dispositive performation      
with disposition  children chubby news now        n myths 
then     what           it is possible you
 
personal risk to victims respectful       to       victims          
respected    with       respect to victims respected how the warming
poems     what      performance work 
masters now           it is   a beast      in the rushes
 
for           the              magnum distlllation          
now            it is ever-possibly     performation       to victims      
respected with distillation arriving 
 
weapons on weapons            
nor poetic nor       poem           
polemic children's news    
the chosen news now    rushes forward

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