Shattered Wig #28

Shattered Wig #28
Coming In November!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Some "Hiccups" To Warm Up For The Chris Mason Show This Sunday

Most Baltimoreans interested in poetry and music know of venerable Chris Mason of The Tinklers and Old Songs, but for those who don't this Sunday's show and publication party for his new book Hum Who Hiccup out on Narrow House Press would be a good introduction. The book collects most if not all of the chapbooks he's written over the last few years.

Poet extraordinaire and critic Charles Bernstein says "Chris Mason has fabricated a set of visual charms, small and intense constellations of words that make & do, bounce & hop, zap & slap. These are dreams of poems more than poems of dreams, sweet & filled with delight".

Here is a taste from the "Hiccups" portion of the book:


carbon puddle loves
electric spark loves


race of men who weep
Nor Norse Navajo


this dialectic
kids cursing teachers


airplane noise fueled by
dinosaur flesh now


what's with young Dogwood?
clay soil? bugs eat leaves?


large penis parade
Greece's goofy Gods

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