Wednesday, March 30, 2011

COMPLICATIONS by GARRETT CAPLES

JEFF HARRISON Engages

Complications by Garrett Caples
(Meritage Press, St. Helena & San Francisco, 2007)

[each line below is an excerpt from Garrett Caples' Complications]


hell's celebrities
don't bother
heine in paris

heine in paris
and
coleridge
in the forest of stèle

tears of eros

a red girl
strunk his cunk
in the forest of stèle

a brothel of blood
in the forest of stèle

castration finally made sense
in the forest of stèle

siren
tells
sewingmachines
this list could go on
in the forest of stèle

tremulous pearl
devils
mill
red
ghost
in the forest of stèle

dulcimers
mob my oldschool
in the forest of stèle

in the forest of stèle
Edgar Allan Poe
can unwrite "To Helen"
and
I
can unwrite
mildred

This I refuse to do

poetry enters
my sweet defenestration
mildred


*****

Jeff Harrison reviewed books for the past eight issues of Galatea Resurrects. He has publications from Writers Forum, MAG Press, Persistencia Press, and Furniture Press. He has e-books from Blazevox, xPress(ed), Argotist Ebooks, and Chalk Editions. His poetry has appeared in An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions), The Hay(na)ku Anthology Vol. II (Meritage Press), The Chained Hay(na)ku Project (Meritage Press), Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics, Xerography, Moria, NOON: journal of the short poem, Dusie, MiPOesias, EOAGH, EXPLORINGfictions, and elsewhere. You can read his poetry here and here. You are welcome to visit Antic View.

1 comment:

EILEEN said...

Other views are offered by offered by John Olson in GR #12 at

http://galatearesurrection12.blogspot.com/2009/05/complications-by-garrett-caples.html


and by Brett Duchon in GR #11 at

http://galatearesurrection11.blogspot.com/2008/12/complications-by-garrett-caples.html