August 2017 Vol. II No. VIII
Not your ordinary poetry magazine!
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ModPo & Experimental Poetry
sucked the Ereignis pipe & drive into the Same triangular
topology of a message down into a differential flora,
right through the duck of vertex fragmented vomit: same
unitary buzzing eyespecula echoing tropes and spins; at
the upper left of the triptych a sword crosses and fractions
the aortic procession of regular numbers right next to a
somatic house of same kneeling for crumbling, down the
hill, this very hat above the reversed sphere. Zayin contra
glottal rain contra bottomless hammer, again the sword
drilling goblets of snow. no innermost nor sown nor
disject nor dissect nor deictic but portrait of serial jogging
pressing foot upon lava flooding; unworsenable knot
bounded by two cheeks glossing the ocean a blue dark
darker dot in the chasm of a twain amidst whale’s chant
lapidated in the shy sky chocked as desert finger upon
cloudy dim fire. onceless digits orbits a never smoke ever
gnomic ever uchromic bow, kneeling once again never a
foot upon fractal rocket tied low fish un-earth thrown in
the jungle bed broke tectonics underneath nails sharp
Frederick Arias is a Venezualan poet more of his work can be found at https://nihilfblog.wordpress.com/
Better than Starbucks began wholly as a creation in my mind. Now the wonderful collaboration of four dedicated editors is creating a monthly magazine that I could have only dreamed about when I was starting out as a one person organization.
Having said that, there are no direct connections between U Penn, Al Filreis, KWH (Kelly Writers House), ModPo (Modern & Contemporary American Poetry), or any of the actual affiliated programs to ModPo and this magazine, other than I have been a part of ModPo for several years now. There is, however, a strong spiritual and intellectual connection between BTS and ModPo.
If I had not gotten involved in the larger community of ModPo, I don't think I would have restarted a literary publication. I am certain I would not have added a Formal & Rhyming Page, and probably not a Translations page. I have a pretty narrow preference for poetry, but the course and the people at ModPo have expanded my view of poetry to the point that I decided if I could find good people to help me do it, we would make BTS as broad of a source of styles and genres as possible. We have been fortunate to establish a team of talented editors and are in the process of an ever expanding quest to find poetry wherever it may be.
Thus, it seems fitting that we dedicate a page to my fellow students at ModPo, and/or anyone who wants to share experimental poems. The thing about experiments is, they often fail, but as the point is to learn, not to create perfection, even failed experiments in the lab or on this page, will offer something for us, if we will find it. and when the experiment doesn't fail... well, you will see! - Anthony Watkins
Sometimes California or the March Set
by Anthony Watkins
by Anthony Watkins
Games Poets Play
by ModPo Students
Adam Levon Brown