Artifacts of Reference, No. 43

Gratitude, Joseph M. Gerace, 2019

NO ECHT GOVERNMENT

Wikipedia Poem, No. 888

Metapacking District (iii), Joseph M. Gerace

“One must desire the ultimate essence even if it is ‘contaminated.’”

Cy Twombly, 1957

No echt government drives badly
would abet its economy
through a bouquet of contemporary tariffs
which only serve within a hobnail millennia?

Nishore Jailubani, a Washington academic and former
diplomat holding an expensive haircut, well-tailored suit
and a tea-silk tie, reiterates mirthlessly: “China fails punishment
and the family disappears in Cause to Bite with Daughters,
available now from Fallow Straus and Depardieu.”

Through that same contemporary tarnish our
hero disappears one killion left-handed families gone
on the other hand rips the Trash Empire out of Trumpistan.

That orphan refugee — remember him? — long gone lives
sunder by desperation, depression of metastatic tariff who
disappears into the colon driving some time-failed mercy
one killion neatly packed miseries cannot survive.

SEND.

ho ho ho
what a mensch
ho ho ho
what a memory

Ash Armor Beach

computer     christopher christopher
on view at   emerson college in boston
ash used giroux straus and marrow
of gesture the   house the sonnets  for beaches everywhere
used  giroux   as  ash   started   used  giroux
started used giroux  straus and marrow
of gesture of light of marrowbone of
the house  the   beachsonnets
marrow suck of   gesture the house  the house  the house
sonnets baked deeply on the beach as poetic     ash
started  using  giroux daily of  cheerleader
on view at emerson college in boston
of  gesture-light  and marrow-light
the house the house  the only   armor was
the northern-most computer
christopher on view  at emerson  college in   boston
ash started using  giroux for  gestures the house the   house the house
sonnets on the beachsculpture   light   and mighty marrow might of gesture
the   house the  house the house

Dear Poets—

Wikipedia Poem, No. 870

saskatchewan, i have—by a mile—the heat of whirlwind
this whirlwind of what i know… after-time

gotta study and get on with all the whirlwind heat
this whirlwind of preparing for the heat of the best poems

published in saskatchewan o well and study video games
i have—by a meteor mile—the heat of this to do list: quit my hand

i briefly felt like a wonderful person
i really should be studying and felt wonderful

now that will hold my hand and
live in reputable american journals

i really fucked my to-do: quit my poet
i am a very secretly a fearful person

i am very more tame
when i stopped drinking i published

you know… no time gotta study it
i really should study for the heavy escape

no time gotta study for the best poet
i am very secretly fucked

my illusion felt wonderful
i really fucked me: quit my poet

i really should study for law school
i’m so scared — salty poet

i don’t want to step out of this
whirlwind of preparing and feel wonderful

now that i know i need to escape myself —
this radical being — in smoke

Image

Artifacts of Reference, No. 1

confusion-sm

Mads Haahr

Wikipedia Poem, No. 832

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“This book I bought in Venice for one Ducat in the year 1507.” Albrecht Dürer

         and bought a 
mousemat.d bought 
a mousemat.ht a mousemat.a mousemat.wo hours there 
and bought 
a mousemat.bought 
a mousemat.re 
  and 
      bought a mousemat.nt 
    two hours there and bought 
a 
   mousemat.two 
  hours 
          there 
and bought a mousemat.rs there and bought a 
       mousemat.and 
      bought a 
      mousemat.d bought 
a 
    mousemat.wo hours 
there and 
bought a 
     mousemat. two hours 
there and bought a mousemat.hours there and bought a mousemat..nt two hours there 
          and 
          bought a mousemat.o hours 
      there 
     and bought a mousemat.ere 
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Tokyo, 2006

Download this Free Zine about Appropriated Birds

Caskets is a 16-page zine about appropriation, hotdogs, death, America, war, gargantuan planes and microscopic birds. Please download, share, and distribute illegally in libraries, museums, squat houses and corporate gyms. Thank you, as always, for reading. More at wikipoem.org.

Self-Service Self-Help Poem

Wikipedia Poem, No. 793

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I’m very suspicious of our inherited kinds of science, its masculist authority and righteous will to power and fixed meanings.” Carolee Schneemann

         financially except 
for 
    a lucky few poets 
         unlikely 
relationship to 
capitalism or perhaps 
  the moon

 

Recursive Diagram Confession (FN Model 1910)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 709

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i 
drink nothing-gas 
operation 
form 
   the breech)
      the other room gold
    scream and sweet firearms operate for 
      a headache
fired gas 
operation) 
      
that killed 
the potted sky)
      nothing departs logical 
at 
the sky from the other 
  room 
gold 
cream and 
sweet firearms opening 
      principle of 
      blowback 
systems 
scream and sweet music
sweeps sand 
      sweet 
       fired 
  gas 
operation 
        at the 
        potted plant 
        in the 
archduke
this 
denied 
    because 
in 
    most action form 
        the 
belgian gun
  aims final
explodes 
     final 
  i 
drink 
because i'm 
the purest form of desperation) 
    form 
   this denied 
because i'm sad nothing 
   principle 
of blowback 
weeps 
      final
in action form

Poets Reading the News publishes ‘Agraphia’

Car5

“Car 5”

A great poetry website, Poets Reading The News, has published another one of my poems, Agraphia, along with one my recent photos, Car 5 (above).

I’m extraordinarily fond, and proud, of this poem. It’s about the way that war and violence affect one’s humanity.

It begins with a quote from Gabriele de’ Mussi, a historian of sorts, who gave one account of the beginning of the black plague in Europe in the mid-14th Century.

He tells of the siege on Kaffa (now known as Feodosia in Crimea) in which the Mongols launched the rotten flesh of their own sick and infected soldiers over the city walls in order to weaken the defending forces — an early version of biological warfare.

Please read and share it. You mean the world to me.

Thanks for being a part of this crazy project.

— Joe