Poems from Opuscula

by Craig Dworkin

 

Nostalgia

we pain you,
disappearing
all the more

 

Rowdy Loud Locals

rout of louts by dint of low clouds all around

 

Thunderclouds

clearly loud under there

 

Fat Albert

hey hey hey

lemon yellow pee

 

She’s a Fountain

trumpeting around the spray
that way behind the curtain

honking and donkeying about

 

Bad Western

freak injury from cattle teeth

 

Karaoke

singings a-
long to her
name is Rio
and

 

Sold Out

actually irresponsible

indispensable actually

about the one thing

I wasn’t sure about

 

Hysteria

his stereo

has

its very own

finely wound

and

sounded room

 

To Warm This View

Cuernavaca, Cuernavaca

 

Acquisition of Languish

foreign particulates stag
-nated on thy tongue

 

Craig Dworkin is the author of Strand (Roof Books, 2005), Parse (Atelos, 2008), The Perverse Library (Information As Material, 2010), and Motes (Roof Books, 2011). Among his edited collections are The Sound of Poetry/The Poetry of Sound, with Marjorie Perloff (Chicago, 2009), and Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing, with Kenneth Goldsmith (Northwestern, 2011). He teaches art and literature at the University of Utah, where he also curates the Eclipse archive.

 

This issue of First Proof is sponsored in part by the Bertha and Isaac Liberman Foundation and the Thanksgiving Fund.

Additional funding is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York State Council on the Arts, and readers like you.

 

BOMB 117
Fall 2011
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