Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Susan Firer's "On the Island of the Elder Poets" {a witty poem}

by Agnes Martin

On the Island of the Elder Poets

In Memory of Kenneth Koch

"Why live in the provinces
when you could be in the capital?"

"Don't tell people you like Sexton—
it makes you look bad!"

"No atmosphere, please."

"If you don't sleep with me,
I will kill myself."

"Kiss me after my reading."

"Will you do my wash?"

by Susan Firer, author of the collections, My Life With the Czar and Other Poems, The Laugh We Make When We Fall, The Lives Of The Saints And Everything, Underground Communion Rail.

art by Agnes Martin. 1965 drawing. 

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