* FORTHCOMING FROM MONSTER HOUSE PRESS *
Dearly beloved Columbusite Ryan Starinsky’s first chapbook of poems / prose poems, thinking of everything, is forthcoming from Monster House Press later this month!
* TWO POEMS FROM THE CHAPBOOK *
walked outside [of Bat Chapters while the last band was still playing] and her bike was locked to his bike [which was locked next to my bike that didn’t have any bike locked to it] so i left, biked home.
during that second, i could feel my head weighing heavier; the tide, strong and slow like a locomotive approaching another stop. my eyelids open and close, soft like doors, undocumented to all but myself, as if we were meant to remember each moment when we actually realize something we hadn’t known before.
what i see now are things at ease, things that rest and never bleed. these things keep me here staring, a small voice reminding me to do something, like change the clocks, sound of an older man yearning for his untroubled body back, his sharp mind; the way he remembers himself—even still defending wars and friends, telling me he believed in them.
we’re walking on a tangent in a field of flowers wearing the sun’s skin, where everything just looks beautiful. (sure, once a vision of the long haired mailman now crossing the yard, pretending to blend in.) what will just be when we know where we’re going, when we walk with purpose.
i remember when you stood in another room describing us as tumbleweeds. the last words i can remember feeling. you were blunt, you were true and i bought it. after that though, things felt different, the silence was enough to know who you’d been talking about.
having the time to focus on the darkness, hiding that reverence you let brush against your arm, never trying to hold it in your hands. like finding a cartoon birthday card of a kid holding his father’s axe, reminding me of when i was young and untouched, buried in a shoebox. we belong to our minds.
We do not need to prove anything here. All proof is always only a subsequent undertaking on the basis of presuppositions.
- Martin Heidegger, Poetry, Language, Thought, from the essay ‘…Poetically Man Dwells…”
I’m gonna be playing three shows in the next three days.
They will also feature:
Brianna Dearest of Motor City Kitty Zine
Richard Wehrenberg, Jr.
Here are the dates and event pages:
4/14/13 - Washington, D.C.
4/15/13 - Philadelphia, PA
4/16/13 - Pittsburgh, PA
I’m reading poems in Cleveland, OH on Saturday April 6th with Ryan J. Eilbeck as part of a Monster House Press showcase w/ musical performances from Delay, American War, Lost Jon & the Ghosts, & Canting Arms at Bad Racket Studio.
Jordan Castro is my friend and is good and his poems are good and he is my friend.
(Photos by me old pal, Brett Olsen)
You coming? (at South Solon)
CLICK HERE for more info
We be poppin’ mad poems / words in NYC, y’all.
facebook event: http://on.fb.me/13sEhEz
Reading in Columbus next Thursday, March 14th.
i’m going on tour with richard wehrenberg, jr., co-author of think tank for human beings in general, assuming size, and other things
3.9.13. | CHICAGO, IL @ Uncharted Books | 7:30PM | Jordan Castro, Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Sam Pink, Heiko Julien, Carl Aagesen
3.10.13. | GRAND RAPIDS, MI @ The Bird House (622 Benjamin Ave. SE) | 7PM | Jordan Castro, Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Marlee Grace, Lisa Ann Cockrel, Asia Horton, Thugfresh
3.11.13. | AKRON, OH @ Larry’s House (50 S. Adolph St.) | 9PM | Jordan Castro, Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Alexa Mallernee, Mike Marefka
3.12.13. | NEW YORK, NY @ KGB Bar | 7PM | Jordan Castro, Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Mallory Whitten, Sam Pink, Scott McClanahan, Megan Boyle, Mira Gonzalez, Steve Roggenbuck, Mike Bushnell
3.13.13. | CLEVELAND, OH @ Mac’s Backs Bookstore | 7PM | Jordan Castro, Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Sam Pink
3.14.13. | COLUMBUS, OH @ The Playa’s Loft (539 E. Town St. [Rear]) | 8PM | Jordan Castro, Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Alex Mussawir, Nancy Kengas, Hannah Stephenson
3.15.13. | BLOOMINGTON, IN @ The Owlery | 10PM | Jordan Castro, Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Ryan J., Britt Ashley, & Bella Bravo
POEMING IN A MIDWESTERN LOCALE (AND NYC) NEAR YOU SOON.