the EDITOR describes
with Impunity & Authority what makes this issue &
other current issues impossible to ignore.
PERLOFF, America's foremost defender of Poesy against
the assault of Tedium, trains her gaze on the stolen election!"
Republican "Days of Rage" in Miami-Dade propelled
(or: Dubbya's) super-secret oval office diary snatched by
Corpse! As reported by JON
WELCH describes Bush health-care plan and Pentagon
budget increases for Corpsophiles!
G. ARNOLD in Mexico. "Today a waiting period; tomorrow,
MENLO'S shattering fable of the Millenium starring
the Mayor of Windows!
SUROVELL in a trademark display of compassionate
acid sketching! These people are real!
the mind of a five-year-old with ANN
BEYER ("Uncle Milt") returns to our pages
with memories of a fabulous past peopled by the eccentric
rich and plain memorable! Starring, among others, Fred Koch
from Detroit, the owner of a five-billion dollar fortune,
and Elaine, a leggy former Miss San Francisco!
to shave off Bush issued by Silicon
DARDIS distills Nixon and bottles him!
CARL FREEDMAN lets Nixon out of the battle only
to deconstruct him to the tiniest springs! He finds the
bitter brew beneath the froth!
reappears in FRANK
MATAGRANO'S poem decades after his resignation,
proving that Nixon isn't now and never was dead.
COHEN'S Ave Atque Vale FOR BURROUGHS, GINSBERG,
HUNCKE & LEARY, TOO.
ANTLER poems with
delicious boy comecries.
WINCH is the only poet from which we accept the
second-person pronoun without a wince.
journal of Christopher Columbus by TONY
poems by MIKE TOPP who
is unfazed by celebrity (see blowjob in current issue).
He just keeps on topping the obvious with embarassing revisions!
sentimental history of Eureka, California, from the person
P.O.V. of RACHEL BECKER!
It's not a pretty picture!
Corpse is pleased to introduce R.S.
HARDING, a poet of dark Southern intensities.
URREA drives a poetry-sectioning vehicle over I-10,
I-25, I-40, I-70.
will continue to publish RONNIE
BURK'S surrealist attacks on this, the best of all
possible worlds, until the police raid our office (after
that, we will do so offshore where it's kind of damp and
not so good).
don't know if Anonymous
is related to Sara, but the two have in common a hard-nosed
deliciousness that Carla has stripped of Sara Frou-Frou.
DYKE is a love poet.
EVANS seeks impatiently through the detritus of
official pornography for a reason to put down his pistol.
HARDY is a Canadian poet who marries Jacobean high
diction to the exigencies of the Lousiana Bayou.
KANGAS is a prose poet who takes her dreams seriously!
KAPLAN'S e-mail epic of erotic and social life!
TSITRIN, foul-mouthed and funny!
preternatural calm, edged on all sides by violence, accompanies
tool box of poetry that goes with him wherever he does.
D. MANCINI has a lot of colorful past to deal with,
not beat around the bush: JANET
MASON writes the best lesbian sex poems in America.
Wanna make something out of it?
DI MICHELE (who is really Andy D.) is a crafty topos-carver.
His work is highly valued by topos-users and prized for
its ritualistic flavors.
MURPHY restores mystery to a certain linguistically
overused topos. We suspect that a secret channel exists
between Andy D' and Sheila M's works but we know little
a thing for Jonny! We like that!
SMITHPETERS is an ironic romantic! He might be Jonny!
REEVES Whitmanically mourns Poppa!
SAWYER directs his demonic energy mainly toward
overthrowing the existing order!
SMITH displays here historical imagination and a
je ne sais quoi urgency that Corpse readers will recognize
without any prompting.
territories tracked by other Corpse poets but there is pleny
of game here!
TRAMMELL makes it possible for Texas to still show
its face! There are birds in his computer!
FOX from the intersection of language and cosmos!
GIBBONS awed within the cosmic crucible! And conscious
that dead poets are watching him.
SLAUGHTER, traveler, from Kafka's prague with queries
of Rare Beings
NAUM, the great Romanian surrealist - translated
by GABRIEL T. PRAJITURA.
HAILE is that rarest of beings, an Eritrean poet
made vivid in translation by CHARLES CANTALUPO! Read
him here both in English and in the original latinized tigrinya!
OLAFFSON is also a rare being, an Icelandic poet
englishized by Bernard Scudder! See Olaffson in an Amsterdam
bar refusing to rejoice at the soccer victory of the Netherlands
over Romania! No Icelandic text, sorry.
YUCE, a Turkish poet, loves his country and women!
The rarest of feelings (in combination, anyway) are brough
(gingerly) into English by SINAN TOPRAK and GERRY
KOVIC is a rarissimo being from the former Yugoslavia
whose poetry is herein made available by several translators.
Missing the original Serbo-Croatian, alas!
SIBISAN translates Corpse poets BARRY SPACKS,
DANA RANGA, DENISE DUHAMEL, AMALIO MADUENO, and RICHARD
MCNALLY into the dulcet tones of the Romanian language.
Ms. Sibisan's translations are presented here in the translators'
language without any originals! (To make up for the constant