Saturday, February 27, 2010

Holmquest on class and being a "starving artist" and the weather 

Here's an entertaining interview with Brandon Holmquest in Mildred Pierce Zine.

And the other day I asked Brandon through email what he thought about all the snow and he replied to me in sonnet:

I think it’s going to snow forever,
piling up around our feet
until we give up, never
again attempt the street

and eventually eat
the walls, then our own flesh,
burning books for heat
and repeatedly hitting “refresh”

on the same boring website,
trying to weep but failing
cause the screen is too bright,
until we give up even flailing

and quietly lie there,
still and starving in cold air.

Brandon will read this Tuesday, March 2nd at 7:30 at WineO Bar, 447 Poplar St, with Hailey Higdon and Stephanie Marum.

-- R Eckes

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