Author: Al Filreis

Murat Nemet-Nejat’s “Proof of Memory”

Proof of Memory a water flowergreen circlesif you lift itit will fall all limpbut in watersilent wires.fish strollamong thempoke their nose,green turtledoveswith wings.once as a kidour tent by the waterwe camped for fisha dry...

Adrienne Rich, “In a Classroom”

Talking of poetry, hauling the booksarm-full to the table where the headsbend or gaze upward, listening, reading aloud,talking of consonants, elision,caught in the how, oblivious of why:I look in your face, Jude,neither frowning nor...

Joan Retallack, “None Too Soon”

Here is Joan Retallack’s poem “None Too Soon.” And here is a recording that was made at a 2013 reading at Zinc Bar in New York and is available at the Retallack PennSound page:...

images of Robert Grenier’s “Sentences”

Here are several links in which one can get an overview of Robert Grenier’s Sentences: — Introduction and image of the box: LINK — Granary Press entry on Sentences, including images of the box...

texts of 3 poems from Joan Retallack’s Bosch series

Here are three poems from Retallack’s Bosch series: 1. “The Ventriloquist’s Dilemma”: see text below 2. “None Too Soon”: LINK 3. “The Long And Short of It Thought Experiment”: LINK —– The Ventriloquist’s Dilemma...