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Food For Another – some poems of Tim Calhoun

I was reminded recently in rereading some of his poems from his self-curated unpublished collection The Hero In the Oak Branch Stretcher, that in passing away in February 1993, he was a poet of the pre-internet era. This poem, Expulsion, … Continue reading

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Straight ‘Poiethics’ But With a Beat

NOWHERE TO RUN There’s nowhere to run in marriage Working and paying everyday for wanting her, But if you’d leap, like Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Past the shadow curved around her, into whatever’s left in your coffin, You could rip free … Continue reading

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One Life to Live

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice — though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend … Continue reading

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Poetry Of the Tear

To be in different states without a change is not a possibility (Charles Olson) I visited, with Dan Slife, the Saturday 9/3 event in Buffalo, A Celebration of Ken Warren. It was held in The Poetry Collection of the University … Continue reading

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World’s Whole Frame

The Wild Garden – NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo. Another year rolls into spring. Time to get the hands dirty. I have a bohemian flower garden to tend to. An Anatomy of the World The First Anniversary WHEN that rich … Continue reading

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Free Play Softball Slow Rolling Regression to the Mean

We haven’t enjoyed a close game in weeks. Each week’s games over the last month have reflected most of the ways unpredictable regressions in performance, especially on defense, aggregate to severely tip games toward, as it were, one side. Last … Continue reading

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Interlude #1 Perfume

Indivisible Forgive & let go open the head free the heart be wary of vengeance a life for a death if you can’t see anyone entire there’s no one there not even you aha aha death is a giving up … Continue reading

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Each Arrives With A Gift (World Poetry Day 2015)

World Poetry Day 2015

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Unafraid

GO Cuba from Joshua Morin on Vimeo. Our late mother Jean emphasized for decades that she believed Cuba would make a fine candidate for statehood, were we just to open up our relations all the way. I’ve always wanted to … Continue reading

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Moon, Other Side, Sound

Moon Gathering Eleanor Wilner, 1937 And they will gather by the well, its dark water a mirror to catch whatever stars slide by in the slow precession of the skies, the tilting dome of time, over all, a light mist … Continue reading

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Between Heaven and Hell

Hell, S.Calhoun (2014) symmetry experiment Heaven and the Garden of Eden, (2014) S.Calhoun, symmetry experiment Without contraries is no progres- sion. Attraction and repulsion, rea- son and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. From these contraries spring … Continue reading

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Sixty

Timothy Carl Calhoun – Cleveland Poet, philosopher, father – September 2, 1954 – February 24, 1993 Stephen Crespi Calhoun – still unpeeling the layers As I sd to my friend, because I am always talking,–John, I sd, which was not … Continue reading

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Dance A Round

Sema No. 1 – from a photograph (2014, S.Calhoun) Paradox Paradoxes: best wakefulness in sleep, wealth in having nothing, a pearl necklace fastened around an iron collar. Fire contained in boiling water. Revenues growing from funds flowing out. Giving is … Continue reading

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Silence

photo:S.Calhoun Hey brother, why do you want me to talk? Hey brother, why do you want me to talk? Talk and talk and the real things get lost. Talk and talk and things get out of hand. Why not stop … Continue reading

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Doorkeepers of the Heart

Diane Di Prima’s poetry comes to me in volume only recently. Her poems seem to me to be either talismans holding personal events, poetic captures from distinct times and places, or, for me best of all, universal unions of human … Continue reading

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What, no there/their?

Ten Most looked-up words (Merriam-Webster for 2010) 1. Pretentious 2. Ubiquitous 3. Love 4. Cynical 5. Apathetic 6. Conundrum 7. Albeit 8. Ambiguous 9. Integrity 10. Affect / Effect Flash poem: APATHETIC cynical love pretentious integrity albeit ambiguous affect ubiquitous … Continue reading

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WOODSHED WITH CHARLES OLSON

“History” (excerpt from A Bibliography On America For Ed Dorn) click to see large version “Theory” Theory of Society click to see large version (source: Additional Prose of Charles Olson Four Seasons Foundation 1974) I offer three pages for closer … Continue reading

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