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Ape Ancestry, My Refinery

Ape Ancestry

With a flush
and a rush of

nocturnal swirl,

apes gape though

planetary plexi,

in deity’s study

where zoolunar

logic tells me

of my ancestry.


in the

beady beans

in the

twinkle wrinkle


in the moony

monkey skin,

in the starry


My Refinery

Bridge in flames

torch in hand

all my friends stand


and with this hook

of lost look

I roil with


in sea-space surround

a cycloptic mound

of horrific headiness

a refinery of

oily introspection,


and still in


Jeremy Sigler’s Crackpot Poet is forthcoming from Black Square Editions. His two other books of poetry, Mallet Eyes and To and To, were both published by Left Hand Books, a press founded by the late Fluxus artist Dick Higgins. He is the Assistant New York Editor of Parkett, and teaches in the art departments at the Maryland Institute College of Art and, intermittently, Yale University. Sigler was recently awarded a Lannan Foundation writer’s residency in Marfa, Texas, which he will attend in May.


Jeremy Sigler

Jeremy Sigler is a poet, critic and teacher living in Brooklyn, New York. His long-awaited analysis of the poetry of Carl Andre is forthcoming from Sternberg Press.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2005

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