Portrait of Amiri

Wikipedia Poem, No. 641

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white politicians are their 
  weapons of there 
be black poems written until love 
let their weapons or they is 
their weapons 
       leaving whose 
brains 
        souls 
         splintered steps or 
loud stumbling assassins 
we want a bar stool in 
   the 
     liberal spokesman for trees 
of there      william calcraft 
     poison gas bullshit unless 
        here’s a negroleader pissing
we want a 
       bar 
stool in the white poems written 
         for steel love and death wrestlers
or shudder 
on the wrestlers' heaving breast 
or loud with 
lizbeth taylor’s 
     smear on girdlemamma mulatto bitches whose 
      brains souls pulled for the crow crowd
        splintering fire 
we want 
         a black people  arrgh

 

Alexa, Define Arrogance

Wikipedia Poem, No. 436

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Robert Rauschenberg, Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953

 

know i
don’t know i
don’t know i don’t know i don’t know i don’t
know i
don’t know i
don’t know i don’t know i don’t know

i
don’t know
i

don’t
know i don’t
know i don’t know i don’t
know i don’t know i
don’t get any frisson
of excitement

back
here

and in general i can say that
everything is much
the same
after that everything
is much
the same after that
everything is much the same and my bank account remains
the same after that everything is much the same
and my
bank account remains the same
after that everything is overis overdon’t know
i don’t know i
don’t get any frisson
of

excitement

back here and my
bank account remains the same
after that
everything is
much
the
same and my
view of excitement back here
and my bank
account remains
the same after that everything
is over excitement back
here and in general i can

say

that everything is
much the
same after that everything is much the same
after that is overn general
i can say that everything is much
the same and my bank
account
remains
the same
after that everything is
overame after
that

everything

is
much the same and my bank account remains
the same and my bank account remains the
same after
that is much
the same
and my bank account remains the same and in general
i can say that everything is
much the same and my bank account remains the
same after that everything is
much the
same and my bank account remains the same
and
my bank
account remains the same after
that everything
is
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my bank account remains the same and my
bank account remains the same after that everything
is
much the
same and

my
bank account
remains the same

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remains the same
and
my bank account
remains the
same
after
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and
my bank account remains the
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after that is much the
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my bank
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remains
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after
that everything is much
the
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and
my bank account remains the same
and my bank account remains the same
and my bank
account remains the same
and
my bank account remains the same and
my bank
account
remains the
same and my bank account remains
the same and my bank
account remains the
same and in general i can say that everything is
much
the same and
my bank
account remains the
same and my view of excitement
back
here and

my work remains

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Source:

Richard Rand

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Richard Rand,
First ever
Combat veteran
To email
“Desperate for Oscar.”

Wikipedia Poem, No. 131

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“What can you reply, in general, to human questions?” Michele Houellebecq

make more outside 
of a sense 
offer this is OK 

never god's creation 
because if it's not tons 
about art you believing about 

they once what learning 
how easy your art $10
in place of people 

you have to make an 
art the strangers strange
how tough how white and hopeful

hope you have that made 
contact informal gallery system
how to other will eventuring 

how how much they have how
finds however for contact how
to stay international and how easy if 

you don't show much they have to do worst 
$100,000,000,000 art out 
your art scene white white white

and make on and on how so it 
the artist as and hope and you 
in business prospecting ships 

by responding works and get a few bucks 
for art does not thou — that's to make a doe
listen and wonder and look how you go

plenty of money
$10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000's 
in someone’s while your art is never how 

making a list is relational likes 
with you painting where 
who doctors all overlook at making 

but that and of your art business 
with you have to selling how about 
how little about galleries of know and maybe show 

to talk about qualified girlfriends now and all over you're met 
going a listen wonder and once you're will even 
if the academic reality really has a listen the stuff 

it's a five-eared elephant you have about you 
of people to pay a fever paying people 
$10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 

favorite color art scene white an’ all 
the galleries of all overlook how much the two 
dollars I suppose look at lease it 

white and generative an’ asking as to make an 
art business what is love with will ultimately 
respond — perhaps that doe again


 

Source: Bamberger, Alan. “I Wanna Be a Famous Artist and Make Lots of Money.”
Artbusiness.com. n.d. Web. 4 Feb. 2016.

Wikipedia Poem, No. 118

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INTERVIEWER: What was it like to take high tea with William Butler Yeats?

     Cartwright calmingly my        hero  main part 
         was just         recomment it  Finally I   did most of a more 
     though, big heart       was extremely courteous, and I though,
big head, rathead her wonderful looking 
     in particulars 
       I reaping was just a    cold bath, and when 

     lit      it for Yeats, and still don't feel           he was     
just recomment back that surprise 
      he realized the said, “I had the fruits of my chamber." He 
realized that surprise he     was extremely courteous, and still don't 
know 
how much he      day. 

He       was much he aged when 
we went in. Finally      I didn't       know on 
it's    just a cold me down. So I were         drunk early 

    succeeded the      fruits of reached here? 
And he was          just recomment. I asked for 
  Mr.     Yeats, and still don't feel 

he           drunk early succeeded various and asked for 
Mr. Yeats, and my chamber.     He was just the funniest 
       the       day. He said he        was left     over. 

The taller the fruits 
of realized that surprise not asked for 
      Yeats. 
Very kind. At a cold   bath, and 
   we arrived in the sense to me 
he was left over revise not           asked 

   forget in. Finally I didn't know, 
     but in my own. So I       were drunk 
          early succeeded various and 
         
take off        on my own.      So I gave revise he       
was extremely could see though, big heart was just 
    a        cold bath, and I still          don't know       my

Who is Mr. Yeats? Who is Ben Jonson?

Source: Stitt, Peter A. “John Berryman, The Art of Poetry No. 16.” Paris Review. Winter 1972. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.

0:17:08

I don’t know if it’s
teeming or About to
BURST or what?
But I can feel the
great leaden weight
of my stomach—
what have I done
to myself—my reward
undoing. Sweat sweetly sliding
through the hair on my
chest.