Two Poems

Two Poems

    NATALIE WANTED TO WATCH NASCAR Natalie wanted to watch NASCAR I said Hold up not my thing we were on the attic floor cleaning up Gel Markers and Monopoly houses Come on dad don’t go to the basketball the Cavs were playing the Pacers and Lebron was doing wizard...
Two Poems

Two Poems

  IF YOU DON’T WANT YOUR KIDS TO HAVE SEX DON’T FINISH THE BASEMENT This guy Lev, at the dinner party said, If you don’t want your kids to have sex don’t finish the basement. I don’t remember anything anymore, my 52 year old brain a soggy piece of kale, but I...
Review of Matt Bialer’s Ascent by Matthew Lippman

Review of Matt Bialer’s Ascent by Matthew Lippman

Ascent by Matt Bialer Bizarro Pulp Press. 2014. Sometimes you have to start at the beginning. To move up. To get lifted. To ascend. At the end of Matt Bialer’s epic poem, Ascent, there is a wedding, a Jewish wedding, the bride and groom lifted in chairs, the ancient...
Why Write? #20: Matthew Lippman

Why Write? #20: Matthew Lippman

You have to manage love through sound. It has to be something that comes into your consciousness without consciousness. It’s the only recourse, the only action, the only thing that matters. When you are cooking the eggs, watering the gardenias, tending to the sheep. I...
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