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Streams and Stanzas

This set explores a style I use every once in a while which I think of as a word “stream,” kind of like the “skinny poems” of James Schuyler or the long, run on poems of Ammons...

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Wand

“Wand” is an experimental poem-essay inspired by Charles Bernstein’s “Artifice of Absorption” and A.R. Ammons long poems, notably “Extremes and Moderations.” ...

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Strange Booty

“Strange Booty” is a title I used for a section of my book “Viva Miscegenation” that contained older material that I continued to be intrigued by and wanted to publish (though ...

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Two Computer Poems

The first of these is a sort of computer-generated collage in the style of works that appeared in Gulf in 1998, composed on a pre-Windows 95 computer while I was in graduate school in the mid-90s. The...

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Tensegrity: Typed Pages

I moved back to my house in New Jersey for a few years while doing coursework at the CUNY Graduate Center (never got the degree) during which time I used an electric typewriter to generate material. I...

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A Poem of Attitudes

As with “Alpha Betty’s Chronicles,” this is a long poem using drafts and other bits of writing that never found their form as discrete works. But rather than being jarring and (nearl...