Dear poetry fans!
BIG NEWS: a LIVE radio reading will happen this Sunday at 10am on 90.5! Sharing their work will be local poet and spoken word artist Lemuel “Life” LaRoche and two poets from UGA’s creative writing program Andy Frazee and Heather Cousins. Tune in at ten!
Cutting through water, the fin
that became a hand becomes a fin again.
You, who were human moments ago,
standing on the edge of the water on two knobbed legs,
are now a long body moving through
the cold, black lake, press of blindness
on closed eyeballs, gray coils of deafness
in the ears, a pale slip of skin.
You turn your head and open your lungs,
close them again, bubbles
of air escaping from the wide holes
of your nose, slippery, fast.
Soon you will come out:
heavy as a boot, dripping death,
pulled toward the earth as if sucked
by mud: how hard it is
to return, thin legs having to hold
the entire body up.
by Heather Cousins originally published in Alehouse
Heather Cousins’s first book of poems __Something in the Potato Room__ just came out from Kore Press. www.heathercousins.com
Andy Frazee’s chapbook __That the World Should Never Again Be Destroyed by Flood__ was selected by Dan Beachy-Quick as winner of the New American Press chapbook contest, and is forthcoming in 2010. His work is also forthcoming in 1913: A Journal of Forms and Eoagh: A Journal of the Arts, and has appeared in Eleven Eleven, Cannot Exist, Bath House, BlazeVOX, and elsewhere. Originally from Illinois, he is currently a PhD student in English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.
Remember this? Heather and Andy read at a 2009 VOX Reading.
Life has given readings at local poetry venues such as The Globe, Poetic Soul at Bulldog Cafe, and Word of Mouth. This will be his first appearance on Purple Cow!