Biography of Jarvis Black
Jarvis Black was born in the southeast corner of Texas, against the backdropp of the Gulf of Mexico and a sky dotted by the vast petroleum refineries. Always having a love for verse, he began writing at a young age to escape his emotional state, only to define his bitter, often maudlin, no-holds-barred style by the time he'd reached his early twenties. He is a gifted musician and artist, but his first and truest love is writing. (from old wikipedia entry, now deleted)
He is the author of two anthologies of poetry, with a third, 'Madhouse Strays' to be published by summer of 2008.
(- Biography thanks to Miles Arthur.)
Jarvis Black's Works:
5000 Miles From Anywhere Recognizable
Broken By A Promise, Poisoned By A Kiss
Jarvis Black Poems
Red Tin Can
you should have seen me: back-peddaling and scurrying, hurt by words and dismissed by less.
I take drinks with the whore and the wiseman and live one thousand times between them
Climb A High Tree And Reach For A Low St...
crawling through old books and photo-albums, looking for a story that might sell him hope,
The ocean waves rolled her, pitched her brilliant smile so close to mine that my heart
doesn't matter how they build the man it's still fragile framing and childlike hurt.
I take drinks with the whore and
and live one thousand times
i sit for tea with a shepard
and a ghost
i am awed by the insight
i dangle by a thread
over beasts and vipers
with whore, ghost,
the wise and
the flock keeper
to take witness
to write poem
when i am dead
when i am gone