Wednesday, September 15, 2021

New Book by Luc Fierens, from Luna Bisonte Prods

Antagonist Poems

"Fierens has the rebellious and challenging look of a poet determined to upset the flattening of our imaginary. Its deeply desacralizing and incisive tone finds in the assault and violence of the advertising and journalistic language a privileged way to intervene critically about reality, giving expression to an alternative and dissident visuality. The focus of his work within the field of collage focuses on his poetic vision, a transgressive vision that is involved in a persistent game of contradictions to end up in a hybrid entity halfway between the plastic and the purely poetic: collage-poem. The aesthetic option of Luc Fierens is nourished by the fragment, the deviation, and above all a will of critical activation that is not very present in the field of collage”, Silvio De Gracia

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Jim Leftwich, Tales from Imaginary Pasts

Tales from Imaginary Pasts

You're what used to be

called the real thing, he

said. You know that,

right? We were playing

dodge ball behind the

church in a sleepless

dream. You should have

seen the clouds. They

looked like anything

you like. Poetry, I said,

does not participate in

the language game of

being real. We sat down

on the asphalt basketball

court and smoked

a couple of Camel Nons.

​Poets eat fences for breakfast

​Poets eat fences for breakfast,

I said. With that scrap of

barbed wire hanging

from your lip,

you're cuter than Frank O'Hara,

she said. But she was drunk.

People say that kind of thing

when they're drunk.