Adrian Blevins

Adrian Blevins

they sit in the slack afterword in lawn chairs / talking among themselves in opposition to breast milk / while spewing out the real American purposes of tits / & jobs & roads & banks & saying but not saying / but still thinking & thus saying in puffed-out / little code utterances how it all belongs to them— / the women for their beds & kitchens & the jobs / for their pockets & banks & the rivers for their dioxins...
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zizek

Breakfast With Zizek

“I am not a communist out of optimism. I am a communist out of despair” -- Slavoj Žižek
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Joseph Massey

Friday Pick: Joseph Massey’s To Keep Time

Usually when poetry turns to the individual and the spirit, it includes love, but Massey lacks even this. There are no accounts of relationships, no “I love her” and “she loves me”. But many other types of relationships are described ...
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Siwar Masannat

Both of you // martyrs of this land. The desert will be covered with concrete / springs sequestered by angels carrying blue swords. / Or not angels. Not swords, either. Rather, ground, space, / sea arms. I can see your arms, Fadia: & all you are is fingers. / Remember, how the English crucified your father // on a cactus tree?
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bburr

Francis Poole & Mark Terrill – Part 6

There in the darkness, sitting on the tomb of Sir Reginald Lister, was Paul Bowles, in the form of yet another spiritual entity, puffing on a black and gold cigarette holder from which protruded a Benson & Hedges cigarette in which the tobacco had been replaced by some high-grade kif.
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