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.
Wikipedia Poem, No. 752
defense minister avigdor liberman on sunday said us president donald trump did not ask for israels view before announcing his planned withdrawal of american troops from syria adding that the jewish state will likely have to operate alone against its various enemies he also slammed international criticism of the killing of nine palestinians during fridays clashes on the gaza border branding it hypocrisy and claiming there were no innocent people in gaza he later clarified that his use of the hebrew word tamim was intended to mean not innocent but naive president trump didnt ask me liberman said when asked during an interview with israel radio about the us plan to leave syria despite israeli fears of iranian-backed terror groups encroaching on its northern border i wouldnt presume to give advice that hasnt been requested from me
Source: Bachner, Michael. “Liberman Signals Trump Didn’t Consult with Israel on Syria Withdrawal.” The Times of Israel, 8 Apr. 2018. 10:15 a.m. Web.
Wikipedia Poem, No. 643
of a person of a provision an interview with laura ingraham on slavery this statement that provision what a paragraph in our constitutional fact quiet chief of the man clearly state what you know the x of the matter that provision is known in fact that chief is quite able to reach three-fifths of a man that would bleach his constitution in our great american i con returned to ignorance at the first fugitive slave african-american-american-american-american-american-american-american-american-american rights of 1854 which sad compromise was that chief their major choice think about choice kansas nebraska missouri whoever cast out of balance on whether black slavery slaves were truly people or not would residents balance their interest against an interest-bearing heat or heart on slavery slaves slave esclave chattel trash one man one woman which fugitive rights movement their value allowed terminology in black bodied neighborhoods of the night compared with property deeds covenant on two knees which allowed homeowners to place the black people’s spark in escrow what is a right new fights movement for a movement the prewar comparison with the value of legacy black neighborhoods fleeting on black bodies
Cauley, Kashana. “Slavery Thrived on Compromise, John Kelly.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 31 Oct. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/10/31/opinion/slavery-kelly-civil-war-compromise.html.
Ottley, Roi. “Negro Morale: 1941.” Reporting Civil Rights: American Journalism 1963-1973. New York: Library of America, 2003. Print. 5-10.
Wikipedia Poem, No. 626
said he was eager to get home but bracing himself for what he might see ill be lucky celebrations had already begun in raqqa still led forces said on tuesday rivals like kurds and arabs in both iraq celebrations had already begun in raqqa office all fighting declared a caliphate declared a caliphate i declare a caliphate led forces said he was eager to get home but bracing himself for what he might see led airstrikes that they had taken all fighters were clear said on tuesday
Source: Barnard, Anne. “U.S.-Backed Forces Capture Raqqa From ISIS.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 17 Oct. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/world/middleeast/isis-syria-raqqa.html.
Wikipedia Poem, No. 613
xerxes burrows into his thing-pink shirt for safety i never said he plays with geometry not consciously however i pity him welcome him to his soul where hallucinations manifest themselves into the guy or gal the bloodpool dreams of the battle of thermopylae sit down hero he wants a backyard with high fences he wants to be the president very badly darius sends emissaries to each greek city-state information passes through still photographs until xerxes' body emerges
Wikipedia Poem, No. 483
dazzle in bayonne them i spot the battleship a brave thing in me but better in college baionnette bayonne diminutive bayon i am a human who sits unlike a trough purchased long at the academic front leaking a long narrow open container for animals to eat or drink out of control frightens thought thread-eye rarely painted red
Wikipedia Poem, No. 470
if not changing then flowering but coiled around one's jaw pruned by flowerheads climbing from thoughtful pink illusions outside-in size color everything everywhere grown out of my heads (climbing despite mainland macrophylla here in america which only grows in dangerous popular culture the dangerous species is its own meaning some crumpled syrian estate pruned into blush red flowering plants in japan korea crimea our ashen mainland
Wikipedia Poem, No. 459
objects of war as large as large as large as large as large as largely due to the number of morale ships in 1917 shipping ships in name only form this made it difficult the summer of 1917 shipping ships invented on ships shipping colours of summer shipping the name dazzled form this made it a dazzling section of british warships dazzle-painted on ship's summer of british marine concept shipping ships dazzle ships number shipping summer forms the concept in the summer of british forms
Source: Bowen, Liz. “we steal our behaviors.” Sugarblood. Metatron, 2017. p. 17.
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.
Wikipedia Poem, No. 431
remain consistent a commitment to an apt description of her feminist activities garnered her our twentieth-century coleridge our neruda organized protests against the whole of her remarkable femininity a woman a jew a jew a jew a jew a jew a single multitude the trial of american poetry an apt description american poetry in her 121-page fbi file and an innovative body of american poems out of work across the trail of cultural norms and taboos this consistent commitment to deeply human activities violated by various vietnams
- Rukeyser, Muriel. “Poem (I Lived In The First Century Of World Wars)”. Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation, 1965. Web. 23 Mar. 2017.
- Voigt, Benjamin. “Muriel Rukeyser 101”. Poetry Foundation. N.p., 2017. Web. 23 Mar. 2017.