Rolf Dieter Brinkmann

SOME VERY POPULAR SONGS - Translated from German by Mark Terrill for example cows beneath the moon, peaceful souls, ruminating, Buddha-guts in...
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Carol Frost

Night begins to summon up its laws / and beauties nothing makes. / But I remember sun hammer, / cattle mullet, boat ploughing

Scott Jonathan Nixon

At first you hear nothing but the alley cat calls, / then you start to hear the orchestra. / I'm running on a winding staircase / in an MC Esther labyrinth in my black wife-beater / with a ball of string.

Cralan Kelder

Fool yourself into thinking you have abundant time; / these things, the days thus stacked, demand observation

Corey Mesler

My father is still dying. / His death is emergent. / Every day we check / the fields for new / shoots, new growth.

Politics: Free Pussy Riot!

This week, three members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot were each sentenced to two-year terms for protesting the Russian Orthodox Church’s endorsement of Vladimir Putin in the recent Russian elections. Their crime: playing an impromptu concert in a church. B O D Y examines what the conviction means for the rest of us.

Friday Pick: The Diaries Of Count Harry Kessler

Speaking about Count Harry Kessler (1868—1937), an Anglo-German count, writer, modern art patron, diplomat and man-about-town, the poet W.H. Auden remarked that he was "probably the most cosmopolitan man who ever lived."

Bill Rasmovicz

Thankfully, you don’t have to think about / putting on pants to go to the grocery store, though / sometimes you wish you knew a foreign language / so no one could understand.

Laura Behr

Maybe, it was for you / last summer that the birds outside my window screeched / in premonition. All of me was there, waiting for you.

Anthony Adler

In every movement there is always stillness: / bear in mind the arrow is transformed in flight...

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