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? Other other Either other 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 Just just 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 Touchtone Time just keeps everything from happening all at once Too much too often How happy we could have been Cupid Bounce by bounce Slam on the fear But but but Panic switch Is as gone as ever You’re selfish enough
Nada Gordon is the author of seven books, including Vile Lilt (2013) and Scented Rushes (2010). She blogs atululate.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 sans cesse.
And in the cisterns, the glowy fairies bathe in glowy prell.
Round panting circle in the middle of careening thought.