(Soma)tic poetry reading enhancement
Andrea Rexilius's 'New Organism'
MAKE SOUP but you are reading. Make your body from soup infused with poems. Read pages from NEW ORGANISM directly into the vegetables. My soup had parsnips, cauliflower, beets, and sweet potato, with sautéed brussel sprouts and garlic-filled polenta fritters. READ these marvelous poems INTO the parsnip, “Discontinuous residence of story / Aperture in the holding space,” then float it in the pot of heating water. The soup absorbing poetry and we will taste these poems. Read into the water just before it boils, “Society writes her desire, fucking, end-stopped, overflowing. / Her city as a system of time passing. / Autobiographical. Alchemical.” SING her poems as the soup boils. Eating poetry while reading it, chew slowly, carefully, the poems. Mindful digestion encountering the very best poems.
Laura Goldstein Michelle Taransky