My two senses
NYC’s mayor pulls the museum’s money because he doesn’t like Brooklyn’s
The governor pulls the city’s money because he doesn’t like its lack
of two-car garages
The president pulls the state’s money because he doesn’t like
conservative Republicans or liberal Democrats.
The sun doesn’t like lying politicians so it’s taking back the earth.
The universe doesn’t like fossil fuels burning so it’s putting out the sun.
The universe is a big crybaby-I’m pulling its funding tomorrow
to start a new one ––
Eliot Katz is the author of Unlocking the Exits (Coffee House Press, 1999) and a co-editor of Poems for the Nation (Seven Stories Press, 2000), a collection of political poems compiled by the late Allen Ginsberg.
Tuhin Dass Exile Poems: In the Labyrinth of HomesicknessBy Tony Leuzzi
OCT 2022 | Books
From an interview that follows Dass new collection of poetry, Exile Poems: In the Labyrinth of Homesickness, the writer says, I am a Bengali and Bangladeshi first. Some people want to define me by my religion, but I want to be known by my culture, which is Bengali.
Gregory Corso’s The Golden Dot: Last Poems, 1997–2000By Charles Stein
MAY 2022 | Books
Gregory Corso died more than twenty years ago, but his meticulously composed final poems are presented here for the first time, thanks to the tireless efforts of Raymond Foye and George Scrivani in retrieving its manuscript and preparing it for publication.
Death PoemsBy Michael McClure
APRIL 2021 | Poetry
Since his 1955 debut at the Six Gallery reading where Allen Ginsberg first read "Howl," Michael McClure (1932-2020) has been one of the most significant and well-known poets in the U.S. Mule Kick Blues and Last Poems, the final book he completed in his lifetime, appears this month from City Lights Books.
A Selection of Drain PoemsBy Ken L. Walker
MAY 2022 | Poetry
Ken L. Walker has published two chapbooksAntworten (translations of Georg Herwegh from Greying Ghost) and Twenty Glasses of Water from Diez. He has poems and translations in Boston Review, Tammy, Seattle Review, Atlas Review, and ANMLY. His prose and reviews can be found in The Poetry Project Newsletter, Hyperallergic, and Diagram. He holds an MFA from Brooklyn College, works in advertising, and spends the rest of his time documenting drains.