February 20, 2010 § Leave a comment
Here is a picture of a journal.
This is the new issue of Washington Square, which features the likes of Matt Hart, Ed Hirsch, Noelle Kocott, Osip Mandelstam, Mathias Svalina, Charles Simic, G.C. Waldrep, C.K. Williams, & my dear friend Eric Kocher. You should buy this issue so you can read Eric’s poem “A Comprehensive View of Industrial Ontogenesis,” because the first time I read it it blew my mind & taught me things. Things about poems & things about thinking. Eric’s poems are always doing that.
“Turn to the last page of the book
of knowing. Now you are ready
to be a person. A person in a box.
A box with a box around it. Think
outside of my thinking. You can have
a life if you want one. I am missing
you badly. You are like a war.”
Right? Right. Get it.
I have a poem in the issue which you should ignore since it’s now all a big lie. It’s about never having heard any of my neighbors anywhere I’ve lived have sex. Thanks to the Wentworth Street apartment, I have since heard my neighbors have sex. It was brief, and it sounded like sex. I don’t know what I was expecting.
So, Wentworth Street neighbors, I dedicate this, my poem, to you.