Volume 5: DISAPPEARANCE

Saturday, November 29, 2008

John M. Bennett, "Six Poems"

John M. Bennett
Avant Writing Collection,
http://library.osu.edu/sites/rarebooks/avantwriting/

Six Poems

* * *

D

blagger ,roont .s/law laeke )“arm”(
dloubleld nor mere nor .e e .ffor
t ang led ack ehn jliffy mort whe
yu r legk bloombd )ha ha( .rince
squirlming nah yr s hoe/umble
.log rat here .splread int )“out”( unh
glas glrand oubling/fodo/mlrak/icne/hu
h huh )tred

* * *

Crawe

form mistle ,grundt )“ah”( )“aet”(
loo ‘n histle .ahg uh :maet neh
,“air” ur flumbled nin .log hock ,est
nuh grim toont )“flolded”( ni ,uhn
blaenk ,grondt moadt “ahh fuzzle” d
a denk a chape g rifter )“thot”( b
uzz .flood mihn hamarm ,at at

* * *

long rinse

-][-
-long]blue[grunt-
-deng]blue[simp-
-urn]blue[smote-
-rint]blue[homp-
-graw]blue[hendle-
-lag]blue[neds-
-hog]blue[lumber-
-lab]blue[cough-
-ant]blue[rinse-
-][-

* * *

wot blunder
.
.
blunder.chaw
knot.roof
said.rump
holt.cram
soo.flot
dough.map
deb.craw
kno.wot
.
.

* * *

ete

e
to an
she slo map
flem clat sunk sint
chein slunk slabs dropt clank
flag burn mope slug
tep ida shu
eh na
t

* * *

slonks

slotn trunt slags meant blunt
tore head flan drit
she ham woe
st un
t
it ho
fle emb cas
hant hump hemp hold
creep singe slump slabs sinks

_____

John M. Bennett has published over 300 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. Among the most recent are rOlling COMBers (Potes & Poets Press), MAILER LEAVES HAM (Pantograph Press), LOOSE WATCH (Invisible Press), CHAC PROSTIBULARIO (with Ivan Arguelles; Pavement Saw Press), HISTORIETAS ALFABETICAS (Luna Bisonte Prods), PUBLIC CUBE (Luna Bisonte Prods), THE PEEL (Anabasis Press), GLUE (xPress(ed)), LAP GUN CUT (with F. A. Nettelbeck; Luna Bisonte Prods), INSTRUCTION BOOK (Luna Bisonte Prods), la M al (Blue Lion Books), CANTAR DEL HUFF (Luna Bisonte Prods), SOUND DIRT (with Jim Leftwich; Luna Bisonte Prods), and BACKWORDS (Blue Lion Books), NOS (Redfox Press), D RAIN B LOOM (with Scott Helmes; xPress(ed)), and CHANGDENTS (Offerta Speciale). He has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of LOST AND FOUND TIMES (1975-2005), and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. Richard Kostelanetz has called him “the seminal American poet of my generation.” His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University (St. Louis), SUNY Buffalo, The Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries. His Ph.D. (UCLA, 1970) is in Latin American Literature.

No comments: