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  • Ricardo Thripp (7/28/2014 4:05:00 AM) Post reply

    No one needs to throw a conniption fit as aspartame is microbe shit
    Cucumbers make pickles fit & really not so much the dull end of it
    After softer pate bones meld, the whole skull will presumably knit
    not unlike a beach buggy on V.W. beetle chassis from a 1-piece kit
    just as NAPA can readily get the big money strippers charge for tit,
    & topless bikini wrestling in a pool-liner lined, Jello-brand Jello pit
    lit by low light to make shadows of stripped stripper grime and grit

  • Ricardo Thripp (7/28/2014 2:56:00 AM) Post reply

    I'm no denizen of injecting mailman-delivered, mail-ordered Botox
    as I'm not ready to extract the mailman's lard ass from my mail box

  • Ricardo Thripp (7/28/2014 2:38:00 AM) Post reply

    Nadine Gordimer pimped race-baiting commies till her hooters fell
    May this Winnie Mandela necklace-loving witch rot & burn in hell

  • Ricardo Thripp (7/27/2014 11:59:00 PM) Post reply

    The parietal skull bones are larger in men than they are in women
    Chaz denies the feminine structure of her bosom & pelvic girdle
    One can't help but to hold it together underwater while swimmin'
    Only a man over 90 can claim to've bagged a woman called Myrtle
    Hold me closely old girlie as cataracts cause lights to go a-dimmin'
    Western morality has given sway to perversions of the most basest
    To foist upon the righteous and the pious the designation of racist
    As this cheese-oozing, ruptured neck protuberance was only a cyst
    Taking not from my springy saunter, double chin or non-gay wrist
    Fog rolls in off mar Atlántico as our lack of bay precludes bay mist
    Stuff stuffy divides employers from payola required for any pay list
    Chicks kissed better learn that once kissed by me they stay kissed
    The quality of the tight weave is the value of the exotic fray twist
    A gray squirrel's too small & ineffectual to throw a flying gray fist




    WEB: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was willing to act independently; in 1956, he broke party ranks and supported President Dwight D. Eisenhower for re-election, saying the civil rights plank in the Democratic Party platform was too weak. In 1958, he survived a determined effort by the Tammany Hall Democratic Party machine in New York to oust him in the primary election. In 1960, Powell, hearing of planned civil rights marches at the Democratic Convention, which could embarrass the party or candidate, threatened to accuse Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. of having a homosexual relationship with the activist Bayard Rustin unless the marches were canceled. King agreed to cancel the planned events, and Rustin resigned from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

    Michael Swift: " Gay Revolutionary"
    From " Gay Community News, " Feb.15-21,1987
    (Reprint of The Congressional Record)
    In 1987, Michael Swift was asked to contribute an editorial piece to GCN, an important gay community magazine, although well to the left of most American gay and lesbian opinion. A decade later this text, printed in the Congressional Record is repeatedly cited, apparently verbatim, by the religious right as evidence of the " Gay Agenda" . The video Gay Rights, Special Rights, put out by Lou Sheldon's Traditional Values Coalition cites it with ominous music and picture of children. But when the religious rights cites this text, they always omit, as does the Congressional record, the vital first line, which sets the context for the piece. In other words, every other version of this found on the net is part of the radical right's great lie about gay people. For a discussion of the whole " Gay vs. Religious Right" phenomenon see Chris Bull and John Gallagher: Perfect Enemies: The Religious Right, the Gay Movement, and the Politics of the 1990s, (New York: Crown,1996)
    This essay is an outré, madness, a tragic, cruel fantasy, an eruption of inner rage, on how the oppressed desperately dream of being the oppressor.

    We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us.?

  • Mike Acker (7/27/2014 11:39:00 PM) Post reply

    This guy is obviously a bigoted, homo-phobic, racist bi-polar sob, but he can write poetry. I made myself read through some of his stuff and I hate to say this, but the guy is a very good poet. His writings are better and more exciting than any of the so-called elite here, like Lamont Palmer.
    My hat's off to you, Richard.

  • Ricardo Thripp (7/27/2014 11:21:00 PM) Post reply

    Whether you ply your dirty trade as a whore locally or in a far land
    While dancing the nigger rumba or spazzing out to Judy Garland
    The best bucket of gooey chicken has the face of Sanders, Harland
    It's better to kill Arabs for their oil than to squeeze it from tar sand
    Hybrid chicken is mucho gooder on a platter at a stinking car stand
    The assassins of Czar Nicky shot the czar chest and the czar hand
    “Twist these Big Tits Purple” ain't sung by Ringo's All-Starr Band
    Of all the disgusting fishes I have yet to see the creepy gar canned
    Diseased adrenals yellowed Kennedy worser than Jack Paar tanned
    I'll harmonize in the toilet mucho worser than a drunken bar band
    Snakes bite when goaded like fires rage when flames are fanned
    Hell chars souls eternally, burning brilliantly like any star manned
    Lesbian golfers, out for muff-diving excitement, consider par bland
    A dull knife cuts a dyke's throat less cleanly than 1 well sharpened
    Crooks at Sears benefited from the bankruptcy that Kmart planned
    One may have a green thumb, a head for business but no art gland
    Stinking congress would gladly legislate to have your fart banned

  • Ricardo Thripp (7/27/2014 11:15:00 PM) Post reply

    Today I might manually express my smelly chihuahua's glands anal
    as the ground is dry and no force will wet them as well as the rain'll
    In nations as diverse as Paraguay where the women die on the land
    Charlie Rich sang that no long-haired woman should go unmanned
    When fresh fish fails & sea snails are extinct, eat carp that's canned
    A garbage truck driver's happy to sit when he's not allowed to stand
    My milky cow's milk stays warm even when her udders are fanned
    Mama rocks to rock and roll and not to niggers in a big nigger band
    My horrifying obesity is due to a silly failure to rest between chews
    I was ejected from a Baptist church after falling asleep in the pews
    Few people prefer wearing army boots instead of fancy dress shoes
    Mummers prefer huzzahs & encores over disruptive hisses & boos
    There are staged flights from pig sties over the scummiest of roles
    Are Albanians, Lithuanians & Czechoslovakians lazier than Poles?
    One smoke dream is a pipe dream in resurrecting the last, great auk
    Mainly, among men, I manfully spend less for brick than for block
    Mostly I employ making marks with markers more than with chalk
    A wristwatch is far less cumbersome than an old grandfather clock
    To deaden a hen, with a single-shot.22 rifle, requires a single cock
    Roasting children makes for hen-pecking in a skillet and in a crock
    Amongst sailors one'd find Brian Epstein rough-trading at the dock
    Sermonizing, testifying, preaching and evangelizing to queer flock
    in Beatle shirt, Cuban boots, pink Liberace bloomers & Elvis frock
    Those are many who've come to conquer, to beleaguer and to gawk
    Taunt the normal flits, frighten the adjusted trulls whom they mock
    with giddy banter, serialized chit-chat & cognitive, fluoridated talk

  • Mike Acker (7/27/2014 11:13:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Oriental Man (as reply)

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    • Mike Acker (7/27/2014 11:14:00 PM) Post reply

      Oriental Man The monotony of these mountains seems to block in the green of this landscape, whose bored shores, which still dream of the touch of totalitarian tsunamis from long ago, accept ... more

  • Yin Zhijia (7/27/2014 9:48:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi, I'm a critic of poetry. I have a question at mind, why there are so many journals called " review" , actually publish only creation, say, poems, not review, even " American Poetry Review" publish only poems, instead of review?How come???and A&HCI journals do the same thing, Puzzled! ! ! Why Why Why?

  • Ricardo Thripp (7/27/2014 9:05:00 PM) Post reply

    I put it to our mailman that on Sundays there's never no new mail
    Caring not of hick farmers who farm drunk planting hoe goo rail
    As at the dog pound lost peacocks strut & prance to show blue tail
    Quacks in charge, who rotate patients infrequently, don't go to jail
    Allopaths who profit by Mexican viruses from lab pigs faux flu fail
    A girlfriend in light, in love, wearing feet to trip up beau shoe trail
    Dumping boiling piss on walkers on the promenade by low loo pail
    Exhibits M.L.K.'s powerful prostate which could flow through gale

    INTERNET: In 1912, the First International Congress of Eugenics was held at the University of London. The president of the Congress was Major Leonard Darwin, son of Charles Darwin and one of the first English vice presidents was Sir Winston Churchill, later Prime Minister of England.

    Lincoln on Slavery:
    I have no purpose, directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery. - - March 14,1861

    What I would most desire would be the separation of the white and black races. - - 7-17-1858, fr. a speech delivered in Springfield, Ill.

    I am not in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, or of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people.
    - - September 15,1858

    WEB: Winston Churchill: Poison Gas Quote - Winston Churchill wasn't a hero. To the contrary, the man was a genocidal pig. If you're offended by this I suggest that you spend less time drinking tea and more time reading. What follows is a secret memorandum that he wrote that supported the use of poison gas against the native Arab tribesmen. — “I do not understand this squeamishness about the use of gas. We have definitely adopted the position at the Peace Conference of arguing in favour of the retention of gas as a permanent method of warfare. It is sheer affectation to lacerate a man with the poisonous fragment of a bursting shell and to boggle at making his eyes water by means of lachrymatory gas. I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes. The moral effect should be so good that the loss of life should be reduced to a minimum. It is not necessary to use only the most deadly gasses: gasses can be used which cause great inconvenience and would spread a lively terror and yet would leave no serious permanent effects on most of those affected.”

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