Letter by letter
Today's poem: Joshua Clover's "Antwerp Rainy All Churches Still Haunted," from The Totality for Kids (U. California).
Lots of good lines here—each line ends with a period. It's like a good-line contest!
Three to mull over:
"Being constructed letter by letter like a labyrinth."
"Like she had seen into each pocket of you and found no money there."
"Words on the yellow streetcars riding their one empirical sentence."
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I dreamed about this book last night, or rather this morning.
I had opened it and J.C. had written a poem about another poet.
The poem only used the letters present in her name.
The Oulipians call this a "beautiful in-law"
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Over at the FSG National Poetry Month blog, maintained by Ami Greko, we learn the provenance of the cover photo for Frederick Seidel's Ooga-Booga: It's one of four clicked at the photo booth at Lakeside Lounge.