Thursday, April 17, 2008

I read the Pshares blog. Here is an article about Aram Saroyan and the most expensive word in history. It is a great article that winds into a poem of Kenneth Patchen.
Contributor Kathleen Rooney writes about her new book with Elissa Gabbert. The Boston Review has a new poem from this book. I stole it. Here it is.

About Marriage

If this bed is the tracks I’m tied to, you
can’t be lax at this crux of our junction.

You must be able, like a wolf, to smell fear,
to leer like a wolf at the length of my legs.

These are the legs that got me here.
These are the teeth I use to bite you,

or rather used, when I used to bite you,
leaving you bruised in little heart shapes

on your vocal box. What can I say?
Tonight is the happiest day of my life.

—Elisa Gabbert and Kathleen Rooney

The Boston Review is one of the best things about Boston.

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