Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Series
Winner of the 2005-06 Chapbook award
32 pages, saddle stapled
OUT OF PRINT
"This chapbook length set of three poems explores the events of 9/11 in a variety of of methods and voices from Ginsberg's rants to William Carlos Williams variable foot, from Mallarmean and Black Mountain invested space usage to Paul Celan's numbness."
from Compostition Marble:
ragged right the boroughs, the former Idlewild, Hal
Hartley movies shot in Texas only to be set here,
the Hamptons hampered, West Egg, Montauk,
salt water’s long longeurs. Eventually the old world,
th’unconscious that dreamt self-writing. Ruins of freedom
ruin mass graves and train stations: the Seine, the Danube,
the Po, NATO expansion toward Sarajevo: fire flakes
from burning libraries suspend red stars over Srebenica.
The end of the West forecast in geography, fanaticism,
hospitality withdrawn. Stars of suffering and we
the excluded consolation. Wrapping round about
over the Caucasus, minefields, oilfields abloom,
boom: nuclear blackmail, the afterlife in a flash
of human hair, self-surrounded by the map’s
biggest blank blue. Hard a port, in fog, San Francisco.
Peace. Peace and no use in a command center.
No use in a needle over zero. Peace and no use
finding ground for the inflammable. Peace
finds no use never minds never saw a tumbling