April 21, 2013

Prose poem

Many fine poets would
retain their power

even if their poems
were printed as prose:

the "poetry"
           is deep
in the language.

— Dan Chiasson, in his review of new poems from Carl Phillips (The New Yorker, April 15, 2013, issue)

April 17, 2013

Sense and Nonsense

Life makes no sense at all.
Neither does death.
But in a weird way
that I am now beginning
to understand, it all
makes perfect nonsense.

— Paul Jenkins, "DC Universe Presents" No. 4, February 2012

April 1, 2013

An Edge to Id

Waka modulates charisma
and id
like a great comedian,
his money-and-mollies
routine a strident —
or achly silly —

— Nick Catucci's review of Waka Flocka Flame's new album "Du Flocka Rant 2" in the March 28, 2013, issue of Rolling Stone