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Author: BERNSTEIN, CHARLES
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Bernstein, Charles    Poet's Biography
278 poems available by this author


#23       
First Line: Seems, finally %it's there
Last Line: Or do that %of a well as


12       
First Line: The swollen flotsam %lies face down %accordingly
Last Line: Going back to form %a promise %always broken


A DEFENSE OF POETRY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My problem with deploying a term liek
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Language; Words; Vocabulary


A TEST OF POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: What do you mean by rashes of ash? Is industry
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Language; Words; Vocabulary


ABSENT FATHER IN DUMBO       
First Line: The lullabies approach, echoing in the
Last Line: Fences who'll only give half of what %it already cost


ACHE OF THE ARCHIVIST       
First Line: In due course, in order to expose
Last Line: (these are all inessential affects


ACQUIESCENCE       
First Line: A man comes into my


AFTER CAMPION       
First Line: It was on a summer's day
Last Line: Pleasure strikes when feeling stays


AGE OF CORREGGIO AND THE CARRACCI       
First Line: Thanks for your of already some


AIR SHAFT       
First Line: Quick as a whip
Last Line: The censorious %goon flight


ALL THE TEA IN CHINA       
First Line: I always find new friends'
Last Line: Can't you please get out the view?


ALL THE WHISKEY IN HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Not for all the whiskey in heaven
Subject(s): Love


ALMOST THERE       
First Line: The pitiless exception, so much splayed
Last Line: Crater. Futz floobit scrudge %acks blent blukering


AMBIENT DETONATION       
First Line: Certainly %alloyed with, or by
Last Line: Never sets on the empire of the heart's unease


AMBLYOPIA       
First Line: He was a moral dwarf in a body as


APPROPRIATION       
First Line: As saying as continuousness, really a single notion, just
Last Line: At it at all. Stretch it out, recount whatever 'alas' has in you


APRIL       
First Line: Webbed space %akin to almost ash
Last Line: Mars locked %in tension's promise


ARE YOU BEING SARCASTIC?       
First Line: Feathers to caps
Last Line: Of an indiscernible revelation


ARTIFICE OF ABSORPTION, SELS.       
First Line: By absorptioni mean engrossing, engulfing
Last Line: In each new %departure
Subject(s): Language


AS IF THE TREES BY THEIR VERY ROOTS HAD HOLD OF US       
First Line: Strange to remember a visit, really not so
Last Line: Is, as well, a sort of postponement


AT THE READING       
First Line: There is no clear
Last Line: Outwardly, in- %sufficient, insatiable


AT THE READING: 2       
First Line: As if the air
Last Line: Poise beyond %disclaiming motion


AT THE READING: 3       
First Line: The verdict %absolves
Last Line: Blue beet %lollipop


AUGUST       
First Line: Once you start
Last Line: Way that's left %before you


AUTONOMY IS JEOPARDY       
First Line: I hate artifice. All these
Last Line: That cannot be dumped


AZOOT D'PUUND       
First Line: Iz wurry ray azoot de puund in reducey ap crrrisle ehk
Last Line: Ovmp. Eekingh. Istl. Agggg


BALLET RUSSE       
First Line: Every person has feeling
Last Line: I pretend to be a very nervous man


BEAN FIELD       
First Line: Itself, with all %& cannot possibly
Last Line: Together, cheek by %precisely these objects


BEGINNING WITH LINES TORN FROM IRBY       
First Line: More or less %in the measure
Last Line: Oval and without thickness %crags a matrix %slakes sound across %ultimate blinds


BEYOND EMACIATION       
First Line: Hemmed in by oceanic verisimilitude
Last Line: To swoop it up %but


BLOW-ME-DOWN ETUDE       
First Line: Put her in her chair! Put her in her ...'


BOUGHT OFF       
First Line: Incredible amount of illusory materiality
Last Line: Swims politely in the reflector %pool


BRAIN SIDE VIEW       
First Line: Otherwise, what? I mostly here feel, spend


BROADWAY       
First Line: Don't throw the lance away
Last Line: Will, it spells stubble & %refuse to %smack


BUFFALO NIGHTS       
First Line: The dream devours its antipathy
Last Line: Fall - delay eroding promise


BULGE       
First Line: The reward for %love is not
Last Line: No place %for dismay


BUT BOXES BOTH BOATS, GROWING TIREDER AS THE DAY AMASSES       
First Line: Indelibly repercussive: shadowed
Last Line: Fold. Contain this charm, permit %what clutches spore


BUTCHER BOYS       
First Line: There's a science in threes
Last Line: --just don't %twine my buttons: I've %got slack to %incinerate


BY CUFF       
First Line: Flew, then flew


CATABOLISM       
First Line: It's too bright out I
Last Line: But the light freezes


CIRCUMSTRAINT       
First Line: Syrupy sunrise melts into tuna
Last Line: The incident encounters it effect, %the


CLAIRE-IN-THE-BUILDING       
First Line: There is not a man alive who does not
Last Line: Drift & plunge. The streets are %icy with incipience


COMMON STOCK       
First Line: Trades that are injurious to climate


COMRADERIE TURNS TO RIVALRY       
Last Line: A young woman's horror of leprosy plagues her


CONSIDERATION       
First Line: Feelings that grant promises
Last Line: Gift at born reserved for tred %or lapped of


CRITIC'S CHAIR       
First Line: I do not ask for thought
Last Line: That's one tune to hum


CUMULATIVE ERASURE       
First Line: The whetness of a smell
Last Line: Uncannily as %canary, whose winds ascend %the sheerness of the fall


CUSTOM BLINDS       
First Line: I belittle myself by insisting on
Last Line: Charred charms of scopophilic ardour


DAMAGE CONTROL       
First Line: Is wasted away, the fields
Last Line: In the course of %dire sufficiency %is


DEAR MR. FANELLI,    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw your picture


DEAR MR. FANELLI,       
First Line: I saw your picture %in the 79th street
Last Line: Think about it, mr. %fanelli


DEATH IS THE COOL NIGHT        Recitation by Author


DECEMBER       
First Line: Finally, the legs are shortchanged
Last Line: Make haze and stumbled spires


DEFENCE OF POETRY       
First Line: My problem with deploying a term liek nonelen
Last Line: From which it stares back


DISTANCE LEARNING       
First Line: Caught at where the %peripalpitations
Last Line: Brokered at such %mumbling tirades


DODGEM       
First Line: The naturally enfolded
Last Line: Needless, hunches %eyes, brows... %patches sky


DOG IS DEAD       
First Line: A friend of mine named rudy loop
Last Line: But I must have my lunch


DON'T BE SO SURE       
First Line: My cup is my cap
Last Line: Get me a drink


DUNVEGAN       
First Line: Duplication actuates uneven salubrious, wire
Last Line: Clear eyed to determine exhaustion early


DYSRAPHISM       
First Line: Did a wind come just as you got up or were


ECHO OFF (USE OTHER ENTRANCE)       
First Line: Are we there yet? Everything
Last Line: The tear atop the tapestry


ECOLOGY OF FREON       
First Line: The turns, these burns
Last Line: With graduating curbs


EDLIN       
First Line: This was what I knew
Last Line: And bear with promise fragrant cant


ELECTRIC       
First Line: I can hear them now
Last Line: Head you hide in the softness of the mattress in the %folds of the sheets


ELEPHANT APPEARS       
Last Line: So in what sense...?'


EMMA       
First Line: Wait %for I
Last Line: Go down


EMMA'S NURSERY RIMES       
First Line: Glow worm! %glow worm!
Last Line: Then go back to the beach again


EMOTIONS OF NORMAL PEOPLE       
First Line: With high epectations, you plug
Last Line: In any case, sarcasm %is evidence of a sadistic trend in one's %personality


ENTITLEMENT       
First Line: Galoshes moan that the tree has


EVERY LAKE HAS A HOUSE       
Last Line: & every house has a lake


EXPLICIT VERSION NUMBER REQUIRED        Recitation by Author


EXTERNAL MARKET CONSTRAINTS       
First Line: No advance is known in the mines
Last Line: Tempt and splint again


FACULTY POLITICS       
First Line: My weight becomes something that neither holds me down
Last Line: Rial bedrock, a long puff & pick up & keep it off &


FEAR AND TRESPASS       
First Line: The physical inadequacy of his kiss didn't really matter. He had


FEAR OF FLIPPING       
First Line: Presently, peasants are heard yodelling in the distance


FEVER OF CASE       
First Line: Slowly has this leveled up a certain feel
Last Line: From release of kind, break edge


FLOTSAM IN MY JETSAM       
First Line: There's flotsam in my jetsam
Last Line: I'd still want to stay in bed


FOR ---       
First Line: Touch. Obviously %what else, meaning
Last Line: Contemplation of %what, with


FOREFRIGHT       
First Line: Mind is a tangled web that seems
Last Line: Castling compassion's wan echo


FOREIGN BODY SENSATION       
First Line: Such hills as hive me waste away


FORENSIC GASTRONOMY       
First Line: The internal logic
Last Line: Of limitless %circumstance


FREUD'S BUTCHER       
First Line: Many folks are in a snit


FROM LINES OF SWINBURNE       
First Line: As a voice in a vision that's vanished


FUGITIVE DESPERATION       
First Line: So slow, these booms
Last Line: Funny pumpernickel %pardon


GERTRUDE AND LUDWIG'S BOGUS ADVENTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: As billy goes higher all the balloons
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


GERTRUDE AND LUDWIG'S BOGUS ADVENTURE       
First Line: As billy goes higher all the balloons
Last Line: On this side of the tune


GET REAL'       
First Line: It doesn't have to be pretty it just
Last Line: Sluice beats - no delay, synaesthetic'ly


HARBOR OF ILLUSION       
First Line: At midnight's scrawl, the fog has lost its bone


HARD COPY       
First Line: To be tutored by the rain & still care for darkness
Last Line: On guard, let others take the fall - she also serves %who wades


HARD FEELINGS       
First Line: Say it like you mean it.' not
Last Line: Beyond belief: delirious sojourn


HAVE PEN, WILL TRAVEL       
First Line: It's not my %business to describe
Last Line: That nether that refuses measure


HINGE PICTURE       
First Line: Grasp of me) %eyes legs arms hands fingers
Last Line: Night-sky bird's world


HITCH WORLD       
First Line: This is the first redress: a place on which


HOTEL EMPIRE       
First Line: Everyone looks & someone else & they keep striking me
Last Line: Start. It was 9, 10, 11 & already


HOW I PAINTED CERTAIN OF MY PICTURES       
First Line: You say I'm like a jewish mother but the kid
Last Line: I'll %just put down my %pen. %exeunt. %curtain. %action!


HOW TO DISAPPEAR       
First Line: I don't know much about art, but


I AND THE       


I'LL CALL WHEN I GET THERE       
First Line: Pendulum sting to mood altercation. Next
Last Line: Might offer you, that you might know, provision


IDIOPATHIC PATHOGENESIS       
First Line: Time is the grainy thing that cordons
Last Line: The road to which remove's absolved


IF THERE WERE A GOD SHE WOULDN'T EXPECT US TO BELIEVE IN HER       
First Line: Inconsiderate replication
Last Line: The undertow of %breath's decant


IN A RESTLESS WORLD LIKE THIS IS    Poem Text    
First Line: Not long ago, or maybe I dreamt it


INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING       
First Line: The fabric does not hold
Last Line: Bedlam once in time


INEVITABLE FLOW OF MATERIAL THINGS THROUGH PORES OF YEARS       
First Line: Bleached %to the point of
Last Line: Into the piggletty higgletty %jig


INTERNAL LOSS CONTROL       
First Line: The tires are balding, exhaust is rust
Last Line: Is never worn, out the door with %pools of hope


IRON RING AND THE ECSTASY       
First Line: I never met a man I liked
Last Line: Still where there's fashion hope remains %hope that does not hide


IS LIKE A       
Last Line: I mean its tremendous %its a very


IT'S UP UP       
Last Line: Slow speed & heavy reason' %to my lot, %fell


KIFF-KIFF       
First Line: I climb %out of the window
Last Line: Wanting what %rarely digest


KIWI BIRD IN THE KIWI TREE       
First Line: I want no paradise only to be


KLUPZY GIRL       
First Line: Poetry is like a swoon, with this difference
Last Line: Fog commends in discourse


LACHRYMOSE ENCAUSTIC/ABRASIVE TEAR       
First Line: Press this quickly
Last Line: That tarnish stain and toggle stare


LAND AND ITS PEOPLE       
First Line: Endemic complacency
Last Line: Chords, divided %decay


LAST PURITAN       
First Line: The view was nothing to him


LAUREL'S EYES        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


LIFT OFF       
First Line: Hh/ ie,s obvrsxr;atjrn dugh seineopcv I iibalfmgmmw
Last Line: Oe6)yanapply, 1000,ndam llle?Wsrrrrrrrrr


LIFTJAR AGATE       
First Line: 1. 'I hate that you blame me for
Last Line: 19. Version when yearnings link in thrall


LIKE DECLARATIONS IN A HYMIE CEMETERY       
First Line: Whether oriented or returned to


LIKE THE DAYS THAT FADE AWAY, REFERENCE OF THE MONTHS       
Last Line: Inmost piety, beam remotest marks %exaction's circumflex


LIKE THIS       
First Line: Sandblasts median procurement till
Last Line: The simulation in which I am borne


LIKENING THEN       
Last Line: Bridge, it struts. Our 'all' is empty. Turn over / a flat %opaqueness


LIVE ACTS       
First Line: Impossible outside you want always the other


LO DISFRUTO       
First Line: One a problem with a fragment sitting. Wave I stare as well
Last Line: To call it gravity is one spoken equally cleft of count


LOBBY       
First Line: Sit down, while
Last Line: There is less of


LONG TRAILS OF CARS RETURNING FROM THE BEACH       
First Line: I saw the power
Last Line: Peter allowing %the cameras


LOOSE SHOES       
First Line: That's the trouble around here
Last Line: To breathe a little more freely


LOW REGRETS       
First Line: Oh rain me down from your darks that contain me
Last Line: I should have wasted my life


MALL AT NIGHT       
First Line: There is no shade in the forest
Last Line: Yet closer to, by far, than dusk's approaching glare


MAO TSE TUNG WORE KHAKIS       
First Line: Who would have thought paul mccartney would be
Last Line: The people most of the time, but you can't


MARCH       
First Line: Like towers make amends, these times
Last Line: Single purpose, lost in thoughts' conundrums' %renewed verges


MAY       
First Line: A dream vanishes
Last Line: Stumbling upon its %own reward


MEMORIES: 1. GRANDFATHERS       
First Line: The farm never seemed the same after gramps died
Last Line: When, oh when, we were tiny lads


MEMORIES: 2. HERITAGE       
First Line: Don't you steal that flag, my mama had qualms
Last Line: In the tumbleweed


MEMORIES: 3. TOUGH LOVE       
First Line: My dad and I were very close
Last Line: To love just like we men


MEMORIES: 4. SISTERS       
First Line: William kennedy smith
Last Line: Who do they ask, we guys no doubt


MICMAC MALL (SUNSET AT INVERNESS)       
First Line: The winter of


MISTY       
First Line: Slide of a glance
Last Line: Windowcase of next %week's resurrection


MS. OTIS REGRETS       
First Line: Can all you may. Slow th' ineluctable ruffle you
Last Line: Ready or not %here I plunge


MY CUT-OFF HEAD       
Last Line: For my sudden head %departed


MY/MY/MY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: My pillow


NEW ANGELS/TRANSIENT FAILURES , SELS       
First Line: Walter benjamin: %in the context of poetic density
Last Line: H: %returning, forming into itself, coming home


NEW YEAR'S       
First Line: The film glides catatonically
Last Line: Underneath a twin glare


NICKEY, TURN OFF THE LIGHTS'       
First Line: Such flagrance, such intermittent
Last Line: Unstrung, abhorring motion, sedimenting %thrall


NINA'S PARTY AT JUDY'S GYM       
First Line: Funny how these days lounge and flit


NO TIEING UP       
First Line: Signs afflict %arboretum absolute
Last Line: Who is no %savior


NOT BADS ONCE YOU'RE IN       
First Line: Is hard. The felt tip of the ensuing
Last Line: Tear the heart from mourning sockets


NUDGE       
First Line: Whatever was with
Last Line: (as as been told) %spacious breathing


OF A SORT       
Last Line: Edifice %it is: unseen %that sounds


OF COURSE       
Last Line: Okay %new mexico %is %vacant


OF TIME AND THE LINE    Poem Text    
First Line: George burns likes to insist that he always / takes the straight lines
Subject(s): Language Poetry; Popular Culture - United States


OF TIME AND THE LINE       
First Line: George burns likes to insist that he always %takes the straight lines
Last Line: An angle but only one lime to make a margarita
Subject(s): Language Poetry; Popular Culture - United States


ONLY UTOPIA IS IN A NOW       
First Line: It wasn't long before those without any names in the story arrived


ONLY WORLD WE'VE GOT'       
First Line: Anything on its side is placed, like
Last Line: See something to say or/listen to'. %imagine the extent


ORDER OF A ROOM       


OUT OF THIS INSIDE'       
First Line: All that on a fall that sweats in it upon layers of, and if
Last Line: Threatens, heavens, among, plan and pipe, sleep, slip


OUTRIGGER       
First Line: There is some goggling and conversation coming from the box
Last Line: Its gash, evince its crepe
Subject(s): Language Poetry


PAFNUCIO SANTO AND THE AMERICAN FRIEND       
First Line: Anywhere: large, booming & cultured mustaches


PALINODE       
First Line: The boy skates in the meadow but all the
Last Line: Reduplication of expectation


PALUKAVILLE       
First Line: Listen. I can feel it. Specifically and intentionally. It does
Last Line: The tune my ear fashions. Slowly. Let me pronounce it for you


PARSING: 2       
First Line: The reach, the middle, endless, drift, sway, hold, belie
Last Line: Charged with a static that binds, %as the head is pressed


PERSON IS NOT AN ENTITY SYMBOLIC BUT THE DIVINE INCARNATE       
First Line: Rats are placed in gallon beakers of


PHOTO OPPORTUNITY       
First Line: Water %wets %impecuniously
Last Line: Impecuniously %wets %water


PINKY SWEAR       
First Line: Such mortal slurp to strain this sprawl went droopy
Last Line: Such swivel cups the sail of tusked whooper


PLAUSIBLY DENIABLE LINK       
First Line: What's this amber crescent, mustard sprain?
Last Line: A light supper on the deck of the


PLAYING WITH A FULL DECK       
First Line: Else everyone leaving leave to say
Last Line: Complacency's wirey mold


POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Here. Forget.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


POEM       
First Line: A soul is an imaginary thing we bestow on what we love
Last Line: Hip to this befogged hospitality


POEM       
First Line: Here. Forget. %there are simply tones
Last Line: A bulk of person %ascending,' 'embodied.'


POMPEII    Poem Text    
First Line: The rich men, they know about suffering
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


POWER WALKING       
First Line: Did I say something or not? The
Last Line: Wail through the blight, puncture %the moron's kite


PREHENSIBLE PRIVILEGE       
First Line: This road goes as far as
Last Line: Just use the oscillating fan, that'll %do the trick


PROSTHESIS       
First Line: The foreman's salt ambassadors my liveried state: yes I


QUESTIONNAIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Directions: for each pair of sentences, circle the letter, a or b, that best
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Language; Words; Vocabulary


RAILROAD STREET       
First Line: There are days
Last Line: Defray subsequent %increase


READING RED: 1. READING RED       
First Line: Only event
Last Line: Green with %(no idea


READING RED: 10       
First Line: Where the fold should be
Last Line: There is no fold


READING RED: 11. NO MAN'S LAND (CALL AND RESPONSE)       
First Line: Now that I'm %old as I am
Last Line: You can't paint %what you can't feel


READING RED: 12. BROKEN TOKEN       
First Line: Hush
Last Line: Slips sealed


READING RED: 13. DEAR. HERE       
First Line: If a tree could %talk you would
Last Line: Its bark only its %bite


READING RED: 14. LOOPY       
First Line: A %pine %is
Last Line: Curve %that %isn't %deterred


READING RED: 15       
First Line: Color is not about the object
Last Line: Not outside but inside


READING RED: 16. KEY LIME HIDE       
First Line: It's about playing a game
Last Line: The line pertains %to neither %either, ether


READING RED: 17       
First Line: White along edge %bark of tree
Last Line: Ground father to %figuration


READING RED: 18. THE KNEES HAVE IT       
First Line: I had a double meter
Last Line: To bleat the denting out


READING RED: 19. DUOPHONE       
First Line: East is hung & south
Last Line: North's west passagelessness


READING RED: 2. ROAD SHOW       
First Line: Face on face
Last Line: Not what's inside %but what's


READING RED: 20. THIS SIDE UP       
First Line: Flues cross %memory's encyclopedic
Last Line: The body, %the


READING RED: 21. ZONE       
First Line: No circle %no shape
Last Line: The sun is but a morning star'


READING RED: 22. DON'T TOUCH       
First Line: Shadow cast on black
Last Line: Cleave, dart, splinter


READING RED: 23       
First Line: Can't hold what resists
Last Line: Dear or don't %agents of


READING RED: 24. AGAINST ITSELF       
First Line: Like a cut in skin
Last Line: Into the frost %the paintbrush is the forest of society


READING RED: 25. STRONGEST ATTEMPT       
First Line: The work could make
Last Line: To destroy itself


READING RED: 3. FOUR FOOT SIX       
First Line: Dear blue, %dear orange
Last Line: Layers of treats, %rips


READING RED: 5. DEAR/DUEL       
First Line: Delirium would stand for
Last Line: The girls next door %the boy who falls %beside oneself in a same way


READING RED: 6       
First Line: There is no level
Last Line: In the middle ground


READING RED: 7. DOUBLE & OUT       
First Line: Remove the ground %triple the crack
Last Line: Flush then drained %absorption's knack


READING RED: 8. SIDE BY SIDE       
First Line: The shadow falls
Last Line: The space between %(don't ever leave)


READING RED: 9. BLUE BLUE (OFF THE MARK)       
First Line: I'd like to talk to you about the mistakes
Last Line: We don't have to


RENUMBERATION       
First Line: Premises grant feelings


REPERFUSION       
First Line: I am slumbered
Last Line: Ignition, under corrective entry


REPUBLIC OF REALITY       
First Line: Suffice it to suppose %that across the street
Last Line: Fools obey it first


RESIDUAL RUBBERNECKING       
First Line: Press the key you wish to define
Last Line: Abandoned to insistence


RESISTANCE       
First Line: We are now so used to saying
Last Line: Way, disturbing inner problems


REVEAL CODES       
First Line: It is often said the the bladder is an unreliable
Last Line: Falls, whether or not we get up. %or else-- %wake me for meals


REVOLUTIONARY POEM       
First Line: Take this %split (splint
Last Line: Murky dormer %as in


RIDDLE OF THE FAT FACED MAN       
First Line: None guards the moor where stands


RIOT AT 111 STATION       
First Line: If I lose my temper you're totalled


RIVULETS OF THE DEAD JEW       
First Line: Fill my plate with boudin noir
Last Line: & ahurtling we will go


ROMANCE       
First Line: I always assume performers are trying to make a cheap buck'


ROSE THE CLICK FOR 23       
First Line: An' listen, okay, key central elbow sez crime's key tent


ROSELAND       
First Line: You need some way of
Last Line: Or some set of %if you face it


RUDDER OF INEXORABILITY       
First Line: Second into especially, like then off to announce, lingered


SAD BOY'S SAD BOY    Poem Text    
First Line: I ruin my hats and all the mat slides glad
Subject(s): Plath, Sylvia (1932-1963)


SAFE METHODS OF BUSINESS       
First Line: The sleepy impertinence of winsome actuarials


SALUTE       
First Line: Nothing, this cum, verging verse
Last Line: The blank soul of our toil


SEARCHLESS WARRANT       
First Line: Germinal denotation inculcates missing resemblance


SELF-HELP    Poem Text    


SENSES OF RESPONSIBILITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Of all these, pieces from which this
Last Line: As a chiseled voice rose above it almost filling the room
Subject(s): Language Poetry


SENSES OF RESPONSIBILITY       
First Line: Of all these, pieces from which this
Last Line: Desire projected & recast, to unmake the borders of logic
Subject(s): Language Poetry


SENTENCES MY FATHER USED    Poem Text    
First Line: Casts across otherwise unavailable fields
Last Line: Anyway granules, leopards, folding chairs
Subject(s): Language Poetry


SENTENCES MY FATHER USED       
First Line: Casts across otherwise unavailable fields
Subject(s): Language Poetry


SENTENCES: 1       
First Line: It's an automatic thing. It doesn't require any
Last Line: It's like the light


SEPTEMBER       
First Line: Colors fix %and patch
Last Line: Lateness %expansive unswayed


SHAKED BUT NOT MIXED       
First Line: The mumblers have the air of verse
Last Line: Make a picture of rime


SHAKER SHOW       
First Line: Now that is a chair
Last Line: I wouldn't want to sit in


SHEDS OF OUR WEBS       
First Line: Floating on completely vested time, alacrity
Last Line: All, which heave at having had
Subject(s): Language Poetry


SHELL       
First Line: Slumber, slightly %disturbed by
Last Line: In: scrapes, %buckles, walls


SIGN UNDER TEST       
First Line: On an evening in june, alone with anxious mediations, read
Last Line: Save the last chance for me


SIMPLY       
First Line: Nothing can contain the empty state that richochets


SLOWED REASON       
First Line: Poetry is sediment


SOAPY WATER       
First Line: Yu've got to be patient sometimes - sounds like an
Last Line: Bury that knife, & in the morning we can eat meat again


SOCIAL PORK       
First Line: What a flimsy excuse for denial
Last Line: In a regime of ice


SOLIDARITY IS THE NAME WE GIVE TO WHAT WE CANNOT HOLD       
First Line: I am a nude formalist poet, a sprung
Last Line: Writ large in disappearing ink


SOME NIGHTS       
First Line: Courtesy stares %an indifferent promise
Last Line: Unminded goes to seed


SOUL UNDER       
First Line: Wall,' as
Last Line: Consequence %delighted under


SPACE AND POETRY       
Last Line: You'd say 'that's %up an image, not upon


SPECIAL PLEADING       
First Line: Somewhere she was certain, but the sensation was tenuous


ST. MCC       
First Line: Graphemic %hinges %discourse
Last Line: Am (visit, subdue, impulse) %h...L...R...Ty


STELE FOR LOST TIME       
First Line: Solo for %melancholia %as the angel of history
Last Line: From my arms %into my capacious %insomniac forgetting


STIGMA       
First Line: Big things. Certain tone talking to
Last Line: Simply casts brimmed instigation


STOVE'S OUT       
First Line: There is an emptiness that fills
Last Line: Unseating a chiffon shock
Subject(s): Language Poetry


STUMPS       
First Line: I'm glad what they done to you
Last Line: Cruel lull amidst sling of sortie


STUNMENT       
First Line: The bud does not
Last Line: Intending a dissolving %object


SUNSET SAIL       
First Line: Blessed are the narrow who slide
Last Line: Hardly heard vibrations, potable %allegiance subsumed in the tube


SUNSICKNESS       
First Line: Blame it on resembling, as if it would


SURFACE REFLECTANCE       
First Line: Your job, right at this moment, is to get busy on


SWELLED BY CERTAINTY       
First Line: There are times
Last Line: Gust - gush - gulp


TAKE THEN, THESE       
Last Line: Clot, congeal %sans propre, sans intent


TAPS       
First Line: Sometimes I feel grim
Last Line: & turn around, & none to go!


TASTE IS WHAT COUNTS       
First Line: Obviously hover hanging on as times is like an icon or
Last Line: Press of confusion. I in boundary, the very hum of it


TEAM BIAS       
First Line: Fun, you got


TECHNIQUES OF THE OBSERVED       
First Line: It's a beautiful boat
Last Line: You know your're there


TENSE       
First Line: No priority other than the vanished
Last Line: Bus to ail's landing


TEST OF POETRY       
First Line: What do you mean by rashes of ash? Is industry
Last Line: In no end to envy, does the envy refer to admire or in the bad sense


THANK YOU FOR SAYING THANK YOU    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: This is a totally
Subject(s): Self; Poetry & Poets; Gratitude


THE SHEDS OF OUR WEBS    Poem Text    
First Line: Floating on completely vested time, alacrity
Last Line: All, which heave at havind had
Subject(s): Language Poetry


THELONIOUS MONK AND THE PERFORMANCE OF POETRY       
First Line: What is the status of performance
Last Line: An essentially political gesture


TO WHICH I NEVER WANTED       
Last Line: Topology, no ingredient %takes from


TODAY'S NOT OPPOSITE DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Can't say can't not
Last Line: It's not time to sleep but it feels like night
Subject(s): Change; Conversation; Poetry & Poets


TODAY'S NOT OPPOSITE DAY       
First Line: Can't say can't not
Last Line: I'm just a nobody making my way
Subject(s): Change; Conversation; Poetry And Poets


TOTAL BODY CLEARANCE       
First Line: The order of immaculate nomenclature


TRILL       
First Line: My voice %which lest lost
Last Line: Edges, succeeding %thong


TWO STONES WITH ONE BIRD    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


TYPE       
First Line: Egregious to %a %fault
Last Line: Grey water %laps recede %gusts


UMBRE       
First Line: I sit in a pitch pane panelled kitchen-living
Last Line: Was no road approach, but infants is all fishboats


UNDER THE PINK TENT       
First Line: Focus %& the light under the shade
Last Line: Ruinous ridges, rumpled %privileges


UP HIGH DOWN LOW TOO SLOW       
First Line: Values like the butter on the table melting
Last Line: Quarter for a roll of tens, a dollar %for the slides


USE NO FLUKES       
First Line: Close to stand


VANISHING OF APORIA       
First Line: Slowly as advent %fixed as the mad
Last Line: When only invention %keep the


VERDI AND POSTMODERNISM       
First Line: She walks in beauty like the swans


VOYAGE OF LIFE       
First Line: Resistance marries faith, not faith persistence


WADING FOR WHAT       
First Line: Figment %only blinds
Last Line: (our) %peripatetic %dissolutions


WAIT       
First Line: This is the way to start a sentence about startling a sentence. Here is
Last Line: Among the frolicsome pompadors


WHOSE HE KIDDING       
First Line: What is irony?' said the jesting pilot
Last Line: But I know the quiet is %killing me


WHOSE LANGUAGE       
First Line: Who's on first? The dust descends as
Last Line: My face turns to glass, at last


WHY I AM NOT A CHRISTIAN       
First Line: One holds these promises (holds


YEARS AS SWATCHES       
First Line: Voice seems


YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: Time wounds all heals, spills through
Last Line: Hide's felicity depends
Subject(s): Language Poetry


YOU       
First Line: Time wounds all heals, spills through
Last Line: Hide's felicity depend
Subject(s): Language Poetry