Saturday, January 10, 2009

Aimless Reading: The B's, Part 13.3 (Anselm Berrigan)


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Berrigan, Anselm
haveagoodone


Anselm's latest, which is technically a chapbook, but given that it at least as long as one of my books, if not longer than both combined, I put it on the bookshelf instead of into the purgatory of the chapbook box, which will likely be part two of this little project. It is either or both a book length poem punctuated by a refrain -- Have a Good One -- or a series of discrete poems that all have HAGO as their title. It reads more like a single piece, IMHP. Anselm mailed this to me just recently and will be up in Buffalo to read in a month or so.

Anyhow, it begins:

Have a Good One


Not bellowing for mercy


Not arming the donkeys


Have a Good One

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