By Janet Foxman
Although Disposable Camera is Janet Foxman’s first book-length assortment, one wouldn't are aware of it given the wry sophistication of the poems came across inside. The proposal of the disposable digital camera permeates the whole e-book, the place Foxman considers the instabilities in even our inner most attachments. the following gulfs extend, for example, among twins, among the musician and his device, among the recluse and his inconsolable solitude. even if a hermit; a dual; a filmgoer completely interested by Triumph of the Will; or Masaccio, simply after he’s painted the Expulsion—the poems’ audio system proportion a nagging anxiousness that delight would possibly not exist open air the trouble to visualize it, and that efforts at artwork and making, despite the fact that obligatory to their executor, are most likely regrettable from the beginning. A officially creative and bold publication, and person who monitors a sophistication well past the poet’s years, Disposable digital camera will be a helpful addition to American poetry.
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24 Letters to My Twin 1 In our double stroller past our first birthday— that picture of us at the pumpkin patch. You looked like me— but in your bonnet, also like a tulip and (your arms) a pterodactyl. 2 Doctors were stitching Siamese twins back together— redoubling, pro bono, hearts and lungs. I told the nurses we’d been born stuck together. replica appendage sideshow your self I am what I think you think I am sideshow appendage 3 A funny word, pear. Likewise pair. 25 Pare in it. Air in it. And reap.
Took Aspirin. Read poetry that was not required reading. Discussed sexual matters with your mother. Discussed sexual matters with your father. Discussed sexual matters with a male friend. Discussed sexual matters with a female friend. Used a thermometer to take your temperature. Attended a religious revival meeting. Wore sunglasses after dark. Ate a steak cooked rare. Visited a friend’s home overnight. 29 Had a friend visit your home overnight. Had your back rubbed. Tried to hypnotize somebody.
14 The days I am happy people tell me I look like you. 15 Paradise & The Ascension. The Annunciation & The Presentation. The Child & The Crucifixion— Time across a diptych. The Flagellation (that prancing around the pole with whips like articulate eels, the painter’s relish in the folds of those auburn silks)— 30 Mouths: In Their Own Words Gum Chewer Xyllilphl phfllul phchlylhiul hubba bubba. My Dad’s Mouth what in t h e HELL? Joey Buttafuoco’s Wife’s Mouth I got crooked when she got shot. Phone Sex Operator’s Mouth Pussy and cock just roll off the tongue.
Disposable camera by Janet Foxman