Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Poem by Tyffany Richards

The Hair Story
​Once upon a time, there was a blond hair on my shoe,
And no matter how hard I tried to get it off
It just grew and grew and grew
The more I tried to cut it
The bushier it grew
Until, one day it finally swallowed me and you
Inside it was quite cozy
We got used to living there
But all the while we had this constant underlying fear
What did this blond hair want from us?
What was it going to do?
How long would we be subjected to living on the underside of my shoe?
One day I finally figured it out
Suddenly it popped into my head
We could cut all the hair
And stuff it in my nice new comfy bed
We chopped and chopped and chopped
And we stuffed and stuffed and stuffed
And finally my bed was extremely super puffed.
But the blond hair had more plans
It continued to grow and grow and grow
Until my new bed looked like a hairstyle
From the Bronner Brothers Show
It took over the apartment
It took over the street
Until we all realized we just couldn’t compete
So everyone took a flamethrower
And then….​

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The eighth volume of Douglas Messerli's encyclopedic anthologies of international poetry includes twenty-one poets of renown, including Adonis, Ilse Aichinger, Dino Campana, C.P. Cavafy, Julio Cortázar, D.H. Lawrence, Olga Orozco, Robert Sosa, and Tarjei Vesaas. Biographies and complete listings of books in the original languages and English are included. 

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Thursday, September 15, 2011