Sleeping It Off in Rapid City: Poems, New and Selected
the 1st wide retrospective of August Kleinzahler's occupation, Sleeping It Off in speedy City gathers poems from his significant works in addition to a wealthy part of new poems that stopover at assorted voice registers, test with shape and size, and make sure Kleinzahler as one of the so much artistic and wonderful poets of our time.
Travel--actual and imaginary--remains a keenness and notion, and in those pages the poet additionally unearths "This sanctified floor / right here, sure, the following / The useless good middle of the universe / on the middle of the guts of America."
now not she, who succumbed to a bronchial criticism. What might ever turn into of the good crammed owl suspended above the divan, the artwork Nouveau sideboard and chinoiserie? Blessedly, the disease used to be quick. And the Pavane … What was once it Ravel himself acknowledged after a too too adagio functionality years later? anything approximately that it was once the princess, now not the Pavane, that was once imagined to be lifeless. THE previous SCHOOLYARD IN AUGUST The welling of cicadas within the eco-friendly afternoon sooner than the hurricane catches.
livestock, lifting shingles off farmhouse roofs. a huge ball of phosphorus bounds around the Carson Sink. —Christ, it used to be scorching available in the market on Jackass apartments after that giant wave of twine, sagebrush and rattlesnakes broke over us. The Paiute flint auger particularly hummed with chromium once they pulled it out of Stillwater Marsh. you may take heed to it like a conch shell, an impossibly busy, serial track that compounds and hurries up, on and on. THEY OFTTIMES decide on I They ofttimes.
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Sticking like putrefactive Velcro. The fridge switches on within the darkness, a murmuring, perfervid sadhu shut handy. Turbidity, gases, a silky clouding over— grey slime spreads throughout sizzling puppy casings, a bitter reechiness transpires lower than. notwithstanding a lot by means of day we shore up our defenses, darling, through the years they locate their long ago to slowly assail our dwindling larder. Liquefaction, spoilage and decay— mephitic plant life breed apace, abandoning them a ropiness, butyric off-odors.
Hissing in sand The milt bores deep [II] His presence used to be greater than unwelcome The changeroom strictly off-limits with the exception of the dancers delight in of untamed duck cooked with olives The moderate odor of prussic acid A faint whiff of overripe peaches those impromptu Etudes endocrines of his i will see him now in his velvet waistcoat keeping court docket, a host of Parma roses In lieu of a cravat, crowding his throat And, after all, these miniature barrels of odor prepared there at the parlor.