Make sure to check out Rauan's blog to read about his night terrors involving the other Ron (Silliman). Best of the net 2009.
Read A Limitation Birds by Sampson Starkweather taken from the last Typo. Really great stuff. He uses his birds like Landis Everson played with his rabbits. Sampson will have a new chapbook out on Rope-a-Dope sometime soon. One can only wish to be born with a name like Sampson Starkweather. I would like to change my name to Brian Yarndonut. The Y's are underrepresented in the poetry section.
I have been writing a lot of new poems recently. I am working on a new chapbook, but also writing on whatever comes. Because this is a poetry blog, here is a version of a new poem.
The Unknown Language
And yet maybe
what I do not understand
is because its recited in Russian.
The trick of mothers & fathers
by their mother & fathers
and so on.
To have your voice
assembled in hermeneutic smoke
brewed in cauldrons of steamships.
I listen with a milk glass held firmly
to the wall, but hear only
the privacy of mice.
I keep hearing a sound behind me that sound like something is burning uncontrollably.