This is the first of a two-part feature on postwar Serbian poetry. Second part: two poems by Slobodan Tišma.
WORKSHOPedited by Nick Piombino and Peter Stamoscover by Ed Bowes © July 1973 Bernadette Mayer
PEPC Digital Edition August 2011ed. Nick Piombino & Toni SimonPDF of publication here
This essay was first published in Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, vol. 2, no 1 (2010), ed. Robert Sheppard and Scott Thurston. It was collected in The Salt Companion to Maggie O'Sullivan (2011). Reprinted with the permission of Peter Middleton. PDF of full essay here.
- I SING –
THEY CAME TO ME –
LINGERED, CHISMERIC, CHISMIC,SCARCUMES,CON-CONDY-CREO-KAKA-CATE-CUA-COOT-E-COB-OD-CL-CR-SWISH OF
( - WRENS CROSS MY PATH - )
TREMORING BUSTLE & MUTE
Maggie O’Sullivan, from ‘Doubtless’
To read ‘Doubtless’ and the book where it appears, Palace of Reptiles, is to be filled with ‘ear loads’ of clongy, phonempathic language songs, creating whisdomensional rituals cut with the unknown.