From Robinson’s introduction to a reading by Pierre Joris at Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts on 22 May 2013: a consideration of Poems for the Millennium, volume 4, The University of California Press Book of North African Literature.
I imagine riding a ghost-stallion, my hair in braids, pinned on top on my head, just like it was when I was seven, and sitting on the school bus, with yellow ribbon-bows on a comb, tucked under the braids to make a little crown.
I imagine that on the Ghost Ranch I will meet the Bluemoon Cowboy, his silver-toed boots, glinting under my bed. Read me a story. Read me one with poetry. Please.
[This is the third section of Rochelle Owens’ long work to appear on Poems and Poetics. For previous sections see here and here. This posting coincides with publication of her latest book, Out of Ur: New & Selected Poems 1961-2012 by Shearsman Books.]