The Poem. Audio Textual by Robin Ouzman Hislop

 
 

 
 

Robin Ouzman Hislop is on line Editor at Poetry Life & Times at Artvilla.com. His numerous appearances include Cold Mountain Review (Appalachian University, N.Carolina), The Honest Ulsterman, Cratera No 3 and Aquillrelle’s Best. His publications are collected poems All the Babble of the Souk, Cartoon Molecules, Next Arrivals & Moon Selected Audio Textual Poems. A translation from Spanish of poems by Guadalupe Grande Key of Mist and Carmen Crespo Tesserae, the award winning (X111 Premio César Simón De Poesía), in November 2017 these works were presented in a live performance at The International Writer’s Conference hosted by the University of Leeds. UK. A forthcoming publication of collected poems Off the Menu is expected in 2020

You may visit Aquillrelle.com/Author Robin Ouzman Hislop about author. See Robin performing his work Performance (University of Leeds)

Tryst. Poem by Despy Boutris

TRYST
 

The secret to sin is to do it
in secret. We learned secrecy young—
 
two girls taught to swallow our hunger—
so we meet up at nightfall
 
once the last lights have gone out. We walk
down the roads, cursing this town
 
full of coal-miners and farmers and churches,
cursing the way we’ll likely never leave.
 
The air is petrichor-stained, and we’re led
only by the humming streetlights
 
and starlit sky. We find each other
at our meeting place, the lake south of me,
 
north of you, me scrambling over the wet rocks
toward the grove where you’ve lain down
 
the knit blanket. And as soon as we catch
each other’s eyes, we’re each saying Here
 
is my shirt, here is my hair, my hands,
my mouth, take it, take me, right
 
now. Your eyes glow like lightning bugs,
jaw sharp as my pocket knife. As we strip
 
our breaths turn to fog, the cool drizzle falling
onto your curls and half-shut eyelids.
 
Your thighs shear mine—
the seawater taste of skin, the scrape of teeth
 
against lip, fingertips meandering down spines,
tracing mandibles. Breaths a windstorm—
 
some desire to rub ourselves together
till we make some sort of fire. As your mouth
 
latches onto skin hardly anyone has seen,
rosy even in this low light, we gasp
 
like people drowning, and I try to think
of a word for the way I want you—wildly,
 
maybe. Like a monsoon. But what’s at first erotic
erodes: love collapsing like the hills
 
that gave way after so much rain and mud
last winter. And so much want
 
is sinful—I know—so we’re wary
of the fires and floods, lying together
 
only in darkness, water spattering our faces,
swallowing what we can of each other.

 
 
(first published in Prairie Schooner)
 
 

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BIO:
Despy Boutris is published or forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Copper Nickel, Colorado Review, The Adroit Journal, Prairie Schooner, Palette Poetry, Third Coast, Raleigh Review, Diode, The Indianapolis Review, and elsewhere. Currently, she teaches at the University of Houston and serves as Assistant Poetry Editor for Gulf Coast.

 
 
 
 
Robin Ouzman Hislop is Editor of Poetry Life and Times ; You may visit Aquillrelle.com/Author Robin Ouzman Hislop about author. See Robin performing his work Performance (University of Leeds)

Dreams of David Michael Jackson

Pollockary by David Michael Jackson

Millenium. An Audio Textual Poem by Robin Ouzman Hislop


 

Robin Ouzman Hislop is on line Editor at Poetry Life & Times at Artvilla.com. His numerous appearances include Cold Mountain Review (Appalachian University, N.Carolina), The Honest Ulsterman, Cratera No 3 and Aquillrelle’s Best. His publications are collected poems All the Babble of the Souk, Cartoon Molecules, Next Arrivals & Moon Selected Audio Textual Poems. A translation from Spanish of poems by Guadalupe Grande Key of Mist and Carmen Crespo Tesserae, the award winning (X111 Premio César Simón De Poesía), in November 2017 these works were presented in a live performance at The International Writer’s Conference hosted by the University of Leeds. UK. A forthcoming publication of collected poems Off the Menu is expected in 2020

You may visit Aquillrelle.com/Author Robin Ouzman Hislop about author. See Robin performing his work Performance (University of Leeds)

No Place Like. An Audio Textual Poem by Robin Ouzman Hislop

Robin Ouzman Hislop is on line Editor at Poetry Life & Times at Artvilla.com. His numerous appearances include Cold Mountain Review (Appalachian University, N.Carolina), The Honest Ulsterman, Cratera No 3 and Aquillrelle’s Best. His publications are collected poems All the Babble of the Souk, Cartoon Molecules, Next Arrivals & Moon Selected Audio Textual Poems. A translation from Spanish of poems by Guadalupe Grande Key of Mist and Carmen Crespo Tesserae, the award winning (X111 Premio César Simón De Poesía), in November 2017 these works were presented in a live performance at The International Writer’s Conference hosted by the University of Leeds. UK. A forthcoming publication of collected poems Off the Menu is expected in 2020

You may visit Aquillrelle.com/Author Robin Ouzman Hislop about author. See Robin performing his work Performance (University of Leeds)

Janet Kuypers’ poetry “Who What Where When Why” feature 12/2/17

photos from show

    Below are video, poetry, and photography links (as well as a chapbook link) from the December 2th 2017 (12/2/17, or 20171202, or 2 Nov 2017) poetry performance of Janet Kuypers’ Austin poetry feature through the Expressions! show at Austin’s the Bahá’í Center, titled “Who What Where When Why”. In this show she read poetry bout peace and love and harmony with nature after her very recent return from Antarctica, all also accompanied by not only music but also a rotating art display of not only art from Antarctica but also images from most of her past live performances at the Bahá’í Center over the past two years.

    Before the show started she also released copies to most everyone there of a chapbook of the writings she was performing in her show, and all of the pieces from this reading were also released electronically in a “Who What Where When Why” chapbook, which you can view or download as a PDF file for free any time.


video
See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 12/2/17 show “Who What Where When Why” @ “Expressions” in Austin, performing her poems “Who What Where When Why”, “Ocean’s Call to Dive”, “on the Bridge”, “Jumping, Flying”, “Only Voice he could Hear”, “Passport to Outer Space”, and “Visiting Pristine Places on the Planet(from a Lumix 2500 camera).


video
See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 12/2/17 show “Who What Where When Why” @ “Expressions” in Austin, performing her poems “Who What Where When Why”, “Ocean’s Call to Dive”, “on the Bridge”, “Jumping, Flying”, “Only Voice he could Hear”, “Passport to Outer Space”, and “Visiting Pristine Places on the Planet(from a Lumix T56 camera).


video
See YouTube video 4/6/17 of Janet Kuypers performing her poem “Death Takes Many Forms” after her 12/2/17 show “Who What Where When Why” @ “Expressions” in Austin (video from a Panasonic Lumix 2500 camera).


video
See YouTube video 4/6/17 of Janet Kuypers performing her poem “Death Takes Many Forms” after her 12/2/17 show “Who What Where When Why” @ “Expressions” in Austin (video from a Panasonic Lumix T56 camera).


Poems in this show include (in multiple readings):
Who What Where When Why
Ocean’s Call to Dive
on the Bridge
Jumping, Flying
Only Voice he could Hear
Passport to Outer Space
and
Visiting Pristine Places on the Planet
plus the bonus poem
Death Takes Many Forms

You can also follow the text links below for video stills from the show
and Thom Woodruff’s photography of Janet Kuypers reading her poem “Death Takes Many Forms”.

The “Who What Where When Why” Scars Publications web page for this show also contains these video, poetry, photography, and chapbook links.

photos from show

Website Design Search Engine Optimization Poem


I’ll design me a website
and tell the world to click here
and Nirvana will popup
and you can subscribe to karma
and peace
and buy baskets weaved of silken thread
and harps
yes, harps and copper angels.
I’ll put this website on the internet,
the web,
and I will call it Artvilla,
and the spiders will crawl its strands
and I will publish
poems
poems for children to find in the night,
and I will optimize the search engines
for my brother’s squirrel poem
or the rabbit fell into the hole and space followed him
poem.
I will build this website and they will come
to read,
in the night,
alone,
and Nirvana will popup
and they can subscribe to karma
and peace
and buy baskets weaved of silken thread
and harps
yes, harps and copper angels.

david michael jackson

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Clarksvilleweb
Murfreesboronet

Pressure Washing | Poem | Pressure Wash my World

pressure washing poem

Pressure Washing Poem

Pressure wash my world
Make it clean
like the snow used to be,
like the water used to run down the mountains
and into the valleys.
Wash the corners where the crowded animals hide.
Wash the barns where the pigs stand mouth to tail.
Clean the barns where the chickens lay sick eggs
between crooked feet in the cage.
Pressure wash the bats in the market of death
and in the bags of the poachers.
Pressure wash the ones who cut those trees,
clean them,
bleach them.
Turn the stream around on those
who use water jets
pressure washing the natives
until the land is stripped
and the demons are released
to get their
revenge.

Pressure Washing Poem by David Michael Jackson

Pressurewashing Clarksville, Tn