Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Michael Lally and Brenda Iijima

Thursday, April 21, 2011, 6:30 pm, Dia:Chelsea

Thursday, April 21, 2011, 6:30 pm
535 West 22nd St.
New York City


Introduction by Vincent Katz

Michael Lally

STRING THEORY

Brenda Iijima

CRY 1

Four moths, Thuringia

resistance developed quickly     eaten fields of vapor skyhold no
clouds thrashing     blinding sunscape nope, sun
    epithelial cells have lyse d     released un of s
gut cell membrane so when it licks it sickens     sun
sun when opening pathogen binding affinities
control screen with ravens set sun sun
oon-m         noon         sun

at(e) e(m) and you’ll die in(sect)icide

black fly vector     hector     horus
so(s)

solubilized in eyes our eyes in vectors     suns

i bore a black beetle active

sun, i wore helmet membranes skin wings antennae

un, i gore (s) abhor where     once noose

animal, you’ve


phase whore boy your disparagement alpha helices [places]

sunscreen i mean mean [detrimental, mental, ‘mean’]

[cede] pregnancy bait wait pleasure gut cellular

wingless raven welter vector        sun [screens]

i mean i mean i’m a combination

larvae stopped feeding/host gut/tremor

breathing machines form in embryonic fluid, body be (fore)
circumstance glances whor-ses horses horses
we bet on the plumb winning torso
hooves index a circular track
when they’ll race you naked on the cul-de-sac
insects cheer at your success

liquid replicas

living cells are motives like color
to mirror your meat perception
jewelry and volume and canyon
inkling overlaps in image
“a creature”

                a jpeg the transgenetic cactus
(that she engineered, considers art), it sprouts human hair

there’s a hare named bunny (and it)
glows phosphorescent green

art envisions

what art envisions

tip a cell this way