Chris Hosea

(1973 / Princeton, New Jersey)

New Make - Poem by Chris Hosea

what comes next is
possible to theorize one
period emerging now
explore late ailments
see shells or pounds of ruler
also a lecture at Choate
spurred her ken for new
nests that break ice
got the germ of moribund style
what is it that Joe wants
to free poetry from
deliberate space of wail
conveys a need for hugs
one more future among none
not quite forgotten now
easy to get heated at a lectern
after drinking television looks
better be stumping for ease
that offspring will steal
like lovely stickers peeled
from white shapes that held
tells you she was born built
as much as born to slip
into a car driven by a diver
you and she do not yet
perceive as form critique allows
for just some laughter not waste
pretense unforgiven hidden patience
every tentative second awaiting buses
means you are wanted
like a wanted man is wanted
eyes deliberate blur past posters would I
lick off your lipstick and rouge

Comments about New Make by Chris Hosea

  • Seamus O' Brian (10/11/2016 12:23:00 PM)

    If poetry is a veil of words we draw across our meaning, so that we may sit upon our pedestalled thrones and ascribe to our art importance relative to the effort others spend in attempting to decipher it, then this is a very important work.

    Just not important to me.

    I read it once through quite quickly, immediately detecting that aroma of literary obfuscatory snobbery, but not detecting anything aesthetically compelling enough to warrant further contemplation.

    Apologies to those who relish the practice of obfuscation.
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  • Seamus O' Brian (10/11/2016 12:09:00 PM)

    We Can't Help Ourselves (Yes, it is a Poem)
    Tangential is a poet's word
    to be brandished in unexpected
    circumstances such as moonscapes
    tangential to the bellicosity of my
    gamekeeper's amalgamated heart.
    The linguistic twerking of poets
    Lathered in the sweat of stretching
    meaning across unrequited canyons
    eviscerated of understanding
    is tangential yet ob-LIG'-atory
    to the languid luminosity,
    torqued empty socket
    of an unsolilloquied reader.

    Forgive us, readers.

    We are tangential at
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/11/2016 4:28:00 AM)

    One more future! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (10/11/2016 12:52:00 AM)

    Poetry must be read. To read this poem is difficult in this form. I think sentence structure is important. To not do so is tortuous to hold the poetry in mind. I cannot mark this poem highly for these reasons.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 23, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, September 26, 2016

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