<b>D' Steel(e)</b> <em>Society of Poetics</em>: October 2007

D' Steel(e) Society of Poetics

A Society of Progressive Poets founded in Washington DC

Friday, October 26, 2007

what do people talk about

when they
walk through the
nature preserve the
national park? you talk
about the difference between west
coast & east coast forests
primative people, if the sand
for this national park was
imported, gigs & megs, reasons
many black americans can't swim
(segregated pools, urban living)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

what do people do out here ?

they have horses and
go to church & are mailmen
& school teachers & work
at bank of america. they
cut & cut & cut hair.
the hair of maine men
who come walking out
of the woods every 5 months
to get a trim after smashing
food w/ bare hands. they
have bad backs, lots of
chiropractors, nurses,
they sell used books &
antiques. they work
at gas stations. (they make
lobster rolls & custom build spiral stairs)

stormy weather in acadia

this is maine new england
this isn't the new shire
of hamp. the new
shire of hamp doesn't
have brackish water

maine explain poem

This is the great northern territory
this is real new england
this is not upstate new york
this is new england
look at the way our moon reflects off
the brackish water
at night
we have brackish water
upstate new york
doesn't have
brackish water

Monday, October 08, 2007

Mount Megunticook, 100607:

Headed up the trail
to Mt Megunticook
at Camden Hills
State Park, Headed
up the 'apples &
pears' I tell an
English group
Headed up the stoney
stairs the sometimes
rooty stoney stairs
and up and up and
up and up to the top
of Mt. Megunticook
to see what I can
see and write
what I can write
I pass a female
couple who are coming
down the mount and
I sidestep from
their path as they're
coming down the
Mount. And my shoulder
hits a branch and sends
a sprinkling of seed
and they cause a
sheening hushing
on the colored fallen
leaves and I pass
by man & daughter
& their boarder
collie also And I
come upon a lookout
just an awe inspiring view

Thursday, October 04, 2007

B.Long/C.Smith Reads Oct 11, Civilian Art Projects

yes, golden time, a wax-work figure, the gaudiest tyrant, higher proofs of inherent worth, the internal majesty of unreasonable expectation.

b.long flies down on chartered helipopter [sic] for a reading in dc. three other poets reading also. amazing photos on exhibit by noelle tan, exquisite paintings by erock jackson. vlad's crib!

oct 11, a thursday evening, 7:30, civilian art projects @ 7th and d, nw (sorry i don't have the exact address).

please spread the word to the masses.