Spr/Sum 04

any answer in minutes will arrive


it begins rearranged with insufficient dreams; a beginning location without invisible blanks filled in with unrecognizable mutant irony; flat faces without eyes; just history's horizontal residue; the occurrence produces thoughts, produces hostile rancor, produces monotheistic durgas, communist drama, capitalistic pagination programmed as reruns and playthings that never need batteries. goes on and on about the alphabet at will. does another and begins again; waits for a last minute matter.

there is a question of shop windows, there is an interrogation of shop windows, a national debate of shop windows; shop windows as another somewhere else where someone can stand and be themselves with another other side to the other side; an invisible always always, but now with a squeeze, a black and white photograph of someone bleeding out of the real to another nonfiction, squeezed on someone’s else's invisible completely something different, that is different, that is just to say different but the same; an off-duty call for more action atoms, more something arranged differently, where demons have access to the souls of the feet.


kari edwards is a poet, artist and gender activist, winner of New Langton Art's Bay Area Award in literature (2002), author of iduna, O Books (2003), a day in the life of p. , subpress collective (2002), a diary of lies - Belladonna #27 by Belladonna Books (2002), and post/(pink) Scarlet Press (2000). edwards' work can also be found in Scribner's The Best American Poetry 2004 (fall, 2004), Experimental Theology, Public Text 0.2., Seattle Research Institute (2003), Blood and Tears: Poems for Matthew Shepard, Painted Leaf Press (2000), Aufgabe, Mirage/Period(ical), Van Gogh's Ear, Call, Fulcrum: an annual of poetry and aesthetics, Pom2, Shearsman, and The International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies.