ISSUE 22
February 2003

David Rowe

 

David Rowe David Rowe has ROWEd crew in prep school, worked in a salmon ROwE house up in Alaska, lived (lord knows) on skid ROWe, and currently knows his way around the ROWE brand jukeboxes of New Orleans. His work has appeared (or will be appearing) in such literary journals as Exquisite Corpse, North American Review, and Burning Bush (Ireland).
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With thanks to Ken Burns


With BREATH & BRASS
he swings gutbucket alchemy
& hands us back JASS
-mine perfume of Story
-ville whores, hemidemisemiquavers
a dizzy My-Cuntree-Tizzathee
pumping his cornet-a-pistons as if
milking the overflowing udders of
EXUBERANCE
                         utterly
                                     dry
his cornucopian horn, his kitchen sink
-opated genius
Proclamatin' Emancipation for the REST of us,
a bowler
hat to mute another
As-Below-So-Above
solo so that he conflates
anatomy & astronomy
& herniates the heavens before
laughing a teardrop
from his trumpet's spitduct
onto the wore-out
dancefloor.

 

 

David Rowe: Poetry
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