Friday, August 1, 2014

Vernon Frazer is in / On Barcelona

ON BARCELONA has just published my poems “Nerve Ending and “Mirroring the Current Reflection” at I would like to thank Halvard Johnson for his

continuing support of my work.

Speaking of Barcelona, I recently read a critical work about Apollinaire and Barcelona's visual 
poets from 1914-28. Looking at their work, it appears that my texto-visual poetry would have found 
a home with them or perhaps advanced their efforts in some way.

Maybe there's something to be said about creating your own ancestors as your work moves forward.

Monday, July 28, 2014

New Poetry in SUGAR MULE

I'm pleased to announced that Felino Soriano has published a huge collection of my textual poems in the latest SUGAR MULE. Aside from my pleasure at seeing my own work presented so well, I also highly recommend your reading the compelling work of Michelle Greenblatt, Matina Stamatakis, Mat Margo and Peter Ganick. I'm proud to be included in such great company.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Some Days You Just Have To Say Fuck It

Visions of Magic Unfilled

anterior vagaries 
amniotic centrifuge the play
of crystal dynamos 

flaring vague against a smoking sky

intrusions melt their rhythmic
delays parcel infusion cradle
placenta dreaming after birth

cadenzas deploy the radial surges

auguries of posterior replay
innocence or ramps of lamb 
seat dinner songs and rests

delay slow breath
when flayed canticle keepers
display a grimmer animus

toward incursions left to spell too long

Talking Big Till Conclusion

craven epistemology bluster
dilettantes encourage sapling 
flow unheeded where torrents 
flay costly misjudged ramble flats
when gender contests quorum
a seated filler judge whose tacit
infusion bleeds welter sonata cling
to factoid gamblers at the wheel
spinning red to black and back
elliptical soda panthers loosen 
braided runner epithets finishing
rupture to luster its vanishing pit
idylls where pimentos vasectomy
the gene-splicing nutrient power 
beans pithed in helmet bowels
of the girth assembled roaring
pits across the pendulum ferry
no poem indicted in its fiction
ebbing watered crescent limbs
where being meets its non- 
in hyphenated cluster matches
lusting for a longer line in time
whatever show they can muster
however slowly lumber crusts
the membrane saturated after
the taciturn assembly crossed
raving frontier lime panthers 
complicit loans on liminal time
frame assembled brackets charge
dermal limbo packets the node
for lymph infringement seeding
optical influenza viewed apertures
moving above coded perimeters
rounded by beer guard aprons
in force or out of furlough pay
where kitchen help disquiets
the catatonic element gonads 
stationed aficionado plucking
impinges on empires to display 
their vintage dissuasion plan 
a play last gathered left to sit
on a plane in a delay terminal
braving elemental discord footage
where applicable raving greets
the savage weather mongers 
heeled to taste vestigial greeting
as a thirst-mark venture left
unsaid after the muted outcome

Old Futures Inching to History

catheter hipsters ignite
a pain saga long dormant
upends the skittering

amontillado fillers 
tumble through the night 

the skillet blazers 
outwitting their distilled legends

while wary cursors blink process
mendicant pistoleros

fight for a hardcore lambada
tenuous fortune mannequins
stricken as the limbo brigade

glowing so low 
they stumble despite the flare 

of flaming music
whose blinding blare quickens

the pace creeping toward the mandala

Wintering Discontent

neon diphthong plasma templar
formal cats below the surfeit
feral entrails notwithstanding
lissome girder reflux passage 
rendered sterile output settlers 
reprimand enabling dilettantes 
to discover fuselage counters 
at subnormal rumination levels 
implosion bricks at the surface 
engine declensions lost track 
searching for precision nouns
verbing the action thrillers past 
a nonchalant detection wiper 
patterning the nattering chorus
carpal subtonal diffusion clings
to brooding ties as a bar strategy 
blinking cocktails moon decay 
flattens prospectors sorting pyrite
left to gravel pans a gavel’s heft
normal though proclaiming clarity 
doldrums shelled beyond horizon 
the plural intentions of steamboat 
philosophies delay the motorcade’s 
long panegyric wrenching modality 
conflicts nodal aperture wagons 
moving all the alabaster patrons 
past their due time spent scuttling 
prey to python intermission dens 
pitted against new modular scales
while forking tongues greet scams
the travel hefts the menu in delay 
to fronton circuits lobed enough 
to mind the stored matter’s energy 
from one refreshed cliche another
renewal less deadened with green 
clatter horns envy yowling breakage 
bumps grumbling through the night
a horror to scents around leaflets
burgeoning scaffold patterns at sea
calypso veritas windings portrayed
throughout the garbanzo vernacular
no global warning of the slither word
coming through the coping portal
adamantine strictures running slope
embargoes where the weary hatchet 
fled the cargo fleet stumbling numbly
cultivates ellipsis gardens for frosting
ardent legends seek urban homes
to hold neatly-fashioned splashes
the core warren where tables multiply 
heliocentric renditions of deficit dinners 
octagonal root suppliers ratify hutches
floating packets wine gap wrapping
concealed hunches from the vesicle 
parting the wall crunches to bevel
crossed haunches launching a stir
among the stenches of jostled fabric
stirring residual declamation scars
dominion-ready apertures disregard
cuspidor removal tantrums growing
sapient ventilation rockers unpacked
belongings under water removal hoses
racked for any fuselage interpretation
mustered under piquant uplift shears
refractory lighting no custard matter
flustered right where the eminent pall
cast off thousands formerly regarded
as dispensation for adders puffing 
moccasin tablets to spoon addicts
dripping leather-veined catacombs
brachiating a  fractured melody loom
spinning cartilage mimicry casings
wherever stolen luminaries hide gold

Sunday, May 18, 2014

New Poems at Unlikely Stories

Unlikely Stories has just published several of my poems . I'd like to thank them for publishing my work and presenting it so effectively.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Today's Reading

On Storm Day

while diversion
rebuked its weathered breath 
a lukewarm seat
spins inverted
across an arboreal replay


neon feathers dream 
a late-waking lassitude incumbent
past a breaking dawn 
that bled new platform laminate

repute imperiled the passion-dead 
version repeating delay the storm 


plaster invasion tissues
grate a ductile reprimand 
impaired awnings flare

shrieks of metal shred 
through fronds of palms
on polyrhythm winds


the fashion imbued
cortical dismay with critical heat
unclaimed sutures arm 

the threat with a cross blown wind

Farming Out

tractor animals
knead the landscape


beggars past due 
seek privilege pronouncement 
at the diamond core 
a heart freed from animus

occult as a true tanker fetish
enumerates the night’s felt heat
against a fenced enclosure


surrogate merchants
experience for sale as rent

a lonesome purpose less applied

a memory 
written in days to come



on land whose cattle bleat as sheep

What Was There When There Was

a casually cure-all bandana fixation
branding no cultural fritters allowed
needs coral deportment proceedings
to strike up a mannered stiletto band
posturing brambled doubloon regrets
molded blue as a stochastic holding
the golden gamblers bet the oddly
discursive fundaments a revelation
for the house indulging the scored 
privilege tanking under loose gesture
intended to refute button smashers
where their velcro lives fix the most
pandering attachments to suitcase
vouchers underscored the data mix
when solarium tenets decried vulgar
focaccia enclaves kneading help
rising from a context void of tomato
clearance receptors or roster checks
encumbered pestilence retractions
center on remedial clairvoyance sales
folded away from voyeur-toned flesh
inhabitants marked for regurgitation 
spill crying milk across tabloid crowns
while stationary mixtures purified all
tablet scars molded around billiard
scraps labeled eight-ball modem
fries encapsulated dowager bars
in fat vacuums packed for breathing
captive intention gasses outwardly
consumed with traction pits enacting
bitter resumes achieving impact
of vapor premises an under-reaction
stapled to vests short on tact or rayon
or fact imposed on ritual fur packs
ripening millennium harvest implants
before the best promises break back
porcelain reaction follies at a cubicle
onslaught left to mark its own deletion
cresting against halcyon breast bouquets
as a managed entry-level position slants
vertebrae four-fold across plier heads
open-jawed for inanimate nutrition fests
or a slackened buttress fortune waived
goodbye to all that matter of factoid
presence as an absence gone missing

Waking It Up

a concise detour
normal deathbeds added

on every step the donkey head
spit its low compendium murmur
distaff added for trance effect

a spindle that forced concern 


returning emblems
steel their fate behind rudder claims

no clamor left yearning
when their ferocity avails
defective padding bands

that source their coarse pursuit
beyond a modular stirring


manifold statements 
fuel omissions when tanked
élan believers thrive

on gases laughed 
when glad-handing near friends

Rebranding the Cavendish

an amphora cadenza 
renounced its mercurial grommets

when boring plenary futures
proclaimed new furor
to sea urchins pounding
cataleptic to shore

amorphous venereal anecdote teasers

upended the untamed muting 
reversing the mores that lessons teach

while the breached anomalies 
straddled through epiphany gardens
before their factored henchmen 

could replay the gardening fruition 
search among the mounting pocket

lessens that teach the more 

Provisional Certainty at the Counter

broken pizza futures 
cut loose their enamel
panels imperil repair

figurines tarnish
worn aspirations of the emblematic

brought to a drifting shore
despairing where minimal 
resounding calls a castoff 

last given 
enema tokens when redressed

no forwarding 
to the next address
no token circuit

linked to channel 
garnish with cheese 
splicing dramatic vinyl 

isotopes gouge the fury 
easy as infusions portend
conclusions remain, pending

Racking the Spices

a scream
for better paramecia

the toothless shore of a begging sea


vindaloo purchase restored
the hyphen-danger risk renewed
wagers bet across dried water

no candle left to light
the shoreline window’s slow death


the bored dream
spice and wet flavors

whether the dice cross on relay

or legless rumors
withholding their master's ease
in the rail booth


cells divide enigma
leaving clarity or search
for other

to flavor the pan’s burning oil