Bruce Andrews and Nada Gordon
Monday, March 31, 2014, 6:30 pm
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York City
$6 general admission; $3 Dia members, students, and seniors
Advance ticket purchases recommended. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door, subject to availability.
Publications by poets in the series can be found on diabooks.org.
Bruce Andrews is an experimental poet, literary theorist, sound designer
and recently retired left-wing political science professor. His recent
publications include Yessified (Sally’s Edit) (2012) and You Can’t Have Everything . . .
Where Would You Put It! (2011).
All together or one at a time?
Ricochet on target
As if you were against the wall
Who beats alone
Who gets through
Who was sorry
The end comes before the start
Hope gets fidgety
So much for getting in the way
Time to choose
I out loud
Come off the shelf
Fasten up the past is coming
Tomorrow just got started
Time just keeps everything from happening all at once
Too much too often
How happy we could have been
Bounce by bounce
Slam on the fear
But but but
Is as gone as ever
You’re selfish enough
Nada Gordon is the author of seven books, including Vile Lilt
and Scented Rushes
(2010). She blogs at ululate.blogspot.com
from PLUSH MACHINE
The subject pools…whiff of
dander. I wrote a gross
bit of big-hat porno.
Maybe I don’t crinkle a seed.
Marxist pope, string of haberdashery,
and a rinsed banana. Raw concern,
and red leather eyeliner.
A rinsed banana near Gowanus
where the fairies prell.
They prell the glowy nights away
And in the cisterns, the glowy fairies bathe
in glowy prell.
Round panting circle in the middle
of careening thought.