Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sandra & Peter in the new issue of Court Green

Issue 8 of Court Green features a dossier of work inspired by (his majesty) Frank O'Hara, and is filled throughout with great new poems.

Sandra Simonds contributes three poems, including "Advice to My One Year Old":
If it ends up that you are gay, please try to
       be fabulous, okay?
 (i.e., beauty, beauty, beauty)
Go to New York City and find
        gorgeous men who enjoy fucking,
            drinking and Shubert. The three
          go together very well. [...]

Peter Davis address three poems to his current muse (such that she is), Tina. Including "In a Traffic Jam with Tina":
I decided the dead deer didn't
have a penis. I stuck by this decision.
The dead deer had been ravaged
by, I assume, scavenging animals
like small mammals, birds, and rodents.
The deer was missing his knees,
I said. 
And the deer was missing his stomach,
I said.
I said a lot of stuff. I was just answering
questions. It had been a long day. [...]

To read the rest, along with poems by Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Aaron Belz, Vincent Katz, G.C. Waldrep, Jerome Sala, Steven D. Schroeder, Mark Bibbins, Noelle Kocot, Denise Duhamel, D.A. Powell, James Schuyler, Frank O'Hara, Elaine Equi, and dozens of others, pick up a copy or subscribe here.

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