Friday, April 3, 2009

Poet Lytton Smith TODAY @ 4 PM

Come hear Lytton Smith deliver a talk entitled "The Unending Medieval and the Edges of Poetry" and read from his work. Details here.

And, for your poetry reading pleasure, here is movement III of Smith's sequence "Monster Theory," from The All-Purpose Magical Tent. (I can't get the spacing to work out so I've ruined the careful typographical layout of the poem, unfortunately)

III
An imagination of cartographers
A fumbling of daughters An aloneness of [monsters]
A warmongering of sons
A body of woodsmen A liminality of [monsters]

A confusion of daughters An expectance of hermits
A body of townswomen
A luminosity of torchbearers An affection of hermits

A deconstruction of record-keepers
A secondsight of burghers
A hic est monstrum of [monsters] A faraway of [monsters]
A one town over of [monsters]

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