Syntactical adventure and rolling ruminations in Clark Coolidge: Selected Poems 1962–1985
You’re telling me: / chicanery, the moorhen, / the long triple happy fluid, / the orange response. / By golly that tastes good.
Images by Archie Rand with excerpts from John Ashbery’s FLOW CHART,
“Roussel wrote the kind of French that students were instructed to write at the Lycée: grammatically correct and totally limpid and cold. I don’t know why it appealed to me so much. I don’t think I’m a cold person myself. Maybe that’s why.”
No one remembers Mr Coffee Nerves, / his lap of beads, allegedly sitting there.