Jack Collom

Ecology BY JACK COLLOM

Ecology BY JACK COLLOM

Surrounded by bone, surrounded by cells, by rings, by rings of hell, by hair, surrounded by air-is-a-thing, surrounded by silhouette, by honey-wet bees, yet by skeletons of trees, surrounded by actual, yes, for practical purposes, people, surrounded by surreal popcorn, surrounded by the reborn: Surr...

February BY JACK COLLOM

February BY JACK COLLOM

February BY JACK COLLOM It is all kind of lovely that I know what I attend here now the maturity of snow has settled around forming a sort of time pushing that other over either horizon and all is mine in any colors to be chosen and everything is cold and nothing is totally frozen soon enough the pr...

little report of the day BY JACK COLLOM

little report of the day BY JACK COLLOM

little report of the day BY JACK COLLOM 9:13 p.m., Lucky Bock in hand, I inscribe: walked the lovely 33 blocks to school today, streets clear and thick melting snow all around. taught my 4 hours of poetry; the afternoon class was hard; kid named Schweikert kept on fucking up. took typed-up poems of ...

Bald Eagle Count BY JACK COLLOM

Bald Eagle Count BY JACK COLLOM

Bald Eagle Count BY JACK COLLOM (for the Barteks) up at 7, dress & cook an egg black with pan soot, eat with hot bread and butter binoculars, book, notebook, 2 baloney sandwiches & a peanutbutter english sparrows singing as I walk to Hotel Yancey pigeons wheel above grand island coffee &...

Arguing with Something Plato Said BY JACK COLLOM

Arguing with Something Plato Said BY JACK COLLOM

Arguing with Something Plato Said BY JACK COLLOM (for Phil Garrison and Peter Lamborn Wilson) As ashes are the shadow of smoke, panic is the shadow of light, beef the shadow of grass, love the shadow of attention, psychology the shadow of plastic the shadow of oil the shadow of giant ferns the shado...

Sonnet for Alice N. BY JACK COLLOM

Sonnet for Alice N. BY JACK COLLOM

Sonnet for Alice N. BY JACK COLLOM Why & what is sweetness all alone? Either that or it becomes, alas, fleeting, Which actually helps, because of rhythm. & there’s a pale intensity to truth, no matter How pale it is on the levels we receive on. I mean, the minute you invent a time interval T...