More excerpts from C Dylan Bassett’s “The Invention of Monsters / A Performance in One Act” in the new issue of DIAGRAM.
new poem at Selfies in Ink: caroline crew: pastoral in another river
to whom the river spoke
is the title of every manifesto
written since 1760
a year I remember as a hillside
unyielding to a violet light
most often draped against me
here the good shepherd unaliened
though full to gulping of stars
and now the virgin continent
little piercing its pastel plain silence
retaining this holding pattern
I am carefully etched to quiet
James Eidson // Kristen Evans // Sarah Jane Grimm // Amorak Huey // Tony Mancus // Kathleen Maris // Paula Mendoza // Sean F. Munro // Nick Narbutas // Emily O’Neill // F Daniel Rzicznek // Jessica Lynn Smith // Rachel Springer Dunbar // Alison Strub // Carleen Tibbetts
Caroline Crew, C Dylan Bassett + more are in the new issue of interrupture tody. From Bassett:
There is the caracas of a dog left on the highway, beneath whose skin another baby is born.
Real prophets shoplift. Real prophets
pretend to be ghosts, and they learn to move
like the quiet and the dead, and their hands get swifter,
and their pockets expand to fit more food,
expand like the river gnawing into its own banks.
Everybody here studies the dead.
Everybody here is a kind of haunting.
Something starts happening. Then something is
happening. Then something happens. And then nothing
happens. And then something new happens. Then
someone you don’t know jumps off a tall building and
dies on the sidewalk in front of a group of schoolchildren
on a class field trip to the natural history museum, but it
is you. It’s been you this whole time.