The Heart is Green From So Much Waiting
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The Heart is Green From So Much Waiting

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Sampson Starkweather's third poetry chapbook contains twenty-two transcontemporations of poems from Cesar Vallejo's Trilce. As Starkweather writes in the epigraph, "A transcontemporation is to a poem what RoboCop is to a normal police officer."
japanese stab bound, 32 pages
Published April 2010 by Immaculate Disciples Press (first published 2010)
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Sampson
May 23, 2010 Sampson rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Earthlings and non-Earthlings

I think of your sex, wave which knocks
out the breath, holds a body under, no way to say
which way is up. Death keeps feeding coins
into the meter of your mouth.
Oh Consequence,
I am thinking too, about you, free animal
who takes pleasure where she wants, because she can.

Oh honey of daughterless dusk,
oh, hoarse voice of lightning.

Rudderowstarkweathersampson!
Joe
O to walk
across the black glass, shimmering in the almost
sun. All those soap operas set
free,
all those dead leaves waiting for someone
to walk on them, in other words, a dream
in the shape of an effigy of hands.

I suffer. Is that okay to say? I was talking
to the poem ANYWAY.
Ana
This book, after it arrived, ended up on the kitchen table next to Vallejo's Collected. I swear I heard them singing each to each! To anyone who says poetry is dead, you only need to point to any poem of Sampson Starkweather's: ecce poeta, bitches! Read on for dear lives.
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