Friday, June 18, 2010

Belford's Decomposition

In his latest full-length book of poems, Decompositions, Ken Belford successfully deconstructs not only reading and writing, but also the various lexicons of an urban capitalist culture bent on control. The poems themselves read like a poem in decomposition, this is organicism to the letter, language decomposing, on our tongues, with our thoughts.

Friday, June 4, 2010


pie gate
under way

beef coconut
rooster balls

crayfish mash unit

spoonbeam learner curve

isolated detail

feet stammer wet reverb

dandelion wine
tiger strike

shoe addiction
thumb rubble

seat solvent swerve

ecstatic aesthetic

ideation migration

infinite pencil led

emulsified monument stove ticket

armed embrasure sentence trend


momentous tick
dimmed it
dam it knit
kitten tin


this sick fitness


legalize grout concert
removable thespian joust

simple oxameter

field reason dialogue venison

raisin jingle sock volume


broad cast
seed wink

end tame
mind sweep


nomad laughter lens

jump king
twaddle flack


laxative rash
nervous return


bass key brisket basket


brick lunch
cater weight


dread brook
wallow launch

c'est finis

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


tomato sandwich
puddles in the garden
rain potato toe