неділя, 12 березня 2017 р.

Vernon Frazer - Four poems


Vernon Frazer lives and writes. 

His poetry and fiction have appeared in Café Review, First Intensity, Jack Magazine, Lost and Found Times, Massacre, Moria, Shampoo, Sidereality and many other literary magazines. He has written six books of poetry. He introduced his longpoem, IMPROVISATIONS (I-XXIV), at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in Manhattan. Frazer has produced five recordings of poetry with free jazz accompaniment and appeared on several recordings with the late jazz saxophonist Thomas Chapin, including their duo release, Song of Baobab. Frazer’s collection of short fiction, finished as a finalist in the 1996 Black Ice/FC2 Fiction Contest. His most recent novel is Relic’s Reunions. He recently finished editing an anthology of Post-Beat poetry for publication in the People’s Republic of China. His newest books are Avenue Noir and IMPROVISATIONS



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1. After the Math

debacle innuendo
slow to finesse a faded assembly 
                                   left 

where delusions encouraged 

     bleached mathematics
     finite asphalt consonants 
     a slow-motion rotor tread 

               motorcade infusion therapy
               vaunted a thoughtful mirage:
               remedial seating in salons 

          the umber-toned currency 
          taking slow motion revenge 
          meant stereo legends blow 

a seatbelt match before elation 

     lacing the miracle 
                                  to slow-motion 

currency stocking subterfuge radials

                                  darkened the invective 

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2. Borderline Ingrates


fossil enchiladas

greet the grand splenectomy
venting scene
                      after 
     carting              flume scene
     drama   stitches

          the cradle tumescent
          as its carriers launch

                      the breeding pulpit

             at any river chart currently tiding

along the scored line
streaming mouthwash handily
while
         bent
                 spleens

         lurch belated rumination lunch

                       (food for ought)

                              feeding the hand to bite them

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