Sean Edgley has had poems at HTMLGIANT, Mason’s Road, Almost Five Quarterly, and he read with Spilt Milk for the Poetry Festival on Governor’s Island AND now he has poems at KEEP AWAY
like, right now
you haven’t read them yet
read them now, right here
Check out some poetry we put up on Keep Away. Sean’s a good guy! You should read poetry from good people.
Bend the television!
Melt the internet!
We’re gonna remold the universe.
Claim your gravity!
Bid your stars!
We’re gonna divide up the universe.
Drink what’s left!
Empty your jar!
We’re gonna feel up the universe.
Pay her a dime!
Offer her pills!
We’re gonna fuck up the universe.
Excerpt from the upcoming audio e-chapbook “I’m Trying to Save the Universe”
Listen to the first two tracks at http://austingivens.bandcamp.com/
Also, have Google translate what it can of Mario Rapisardi’s Lucifero
Inspirations, inspirations, and all that stuff. Anyone know Italian, so I don’t have to stare so long at single words? I would pry pay for a good translation.
Listen/purchase: Say It! I’m Going to Remake the Universe by Austin Givens
"Say It! I’m Going to Remake the Universe" is the prologue to the upcoming sound chapbook, I’m Trying to Save the Universe.
After Sister’s cancer wipes out the entire Universe, Brother finds himself spread into every dislocated particle in existence. His consciousness calls fourth several entities who claim that they will help him remake the universe. Plagued by self-doubt, Brother reluctantly accepts his fate, and decides to start by resurrecting Sister.
I’m Trying to Save the Universe is a group of sound poems originally published by BlazeVox. I’m re-recording them, adding more tracks to flesh out the narrative, and giving each some more heart and more soul and more noise. The final chapbook/album, which will be released in late November, will include a downloadable e-chapbook with the poems and their corresponding art pieces (like the one above) in one solid deluxe PDF package to do with as you please. Below is the overall premise of the album. Enjoy!
After all the cancer leaves Sister’s breast and spreads throughout the universe, Brother gets a chance to remake the universe with the help of Hilda Doolittle, The Monster, some MTA Bums, Lucifer, and others. Under the watchful and sexy eyes of Mother, Brother must wade through childhood memories to attempt the reconstruction, beginning with his new Sister. Doomed to fail, Brother undergoes the process of creation out of necessity, which helps him come to terms with the impossibility of creating a stable universe where Sister can remain un-cursed.
Kind of a messy post, but you’ll manage.
This is the first track of the upcoming sound recordings of “I’m Trying to Save the Universe,” which will release on November 19th.
Eat the noise of every good thing
Static helps me fall asleep.
Static assures that the internet
Is watching over us
Even if we forget to burn the incense
Or check our news feeds
Or charge our sex organs for the night
Or other things
But the ambulances running all over
Dripping and spreading their crying
And saving and saving and clicking save and saving and carrying the dead here and there all over the hospital
They are cutting through the static
Assuring me I am a unique organic soul and a perfectly fine human being
You can go through with it, in the Bronx.
In the Bronx, you can touch the River. You can touch it. Go through with it. You can touch the river. Go through with it. Touch it. The river. Get to it. Go through it. Go to the river and touch it in the Bronx. You can do it in the Bronx.
Cars, lights, people. movements, movements. 207th street orbiting all over the place. Reminded me of a Jackson C. Frank song.
The clock tower, in Montreal’s Vieux Port.