Post-Poetry: Anis Mojgani — A POEMNAPKIN PHOTOREVIEW


A POEMNAPKIN PHOTOREVIEW

to the tune of “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough”



opening act : THE UNDERGRAD GET-LAID SOUNDTRACK

mise-en-scene –

the white boys play the acoustic guitar

I like the way your accessories

sit on the bridge of your nose when you’re

confused

and I like the way your voice strains

when you try to sing

a progression that’s bigger than you are

and I like the way lovesongs

fit like a handkerchief in your breast pocket

and I like that your t-shirt

has an indiepop logo on it and I like

the foam

on the bridge of your nose

when the pilsner glass cracks against bone

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HOW TO WRITE A SLAM POETRY (by ji yoon lee)

1. Bring in insightful anecdote

2. Start with inane joke

3. Insert sentences w/ as many consonants as possible

4. Use just as many bad metaphors

— “I write my poems without training wheels” —

5. Say something vaguely touching

6. End w/ moralizing closure

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the poet & I. I am smiling b/c we are in a pageant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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these poems advocate the shooting up of heroin.

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Let’s not

Let’s just not

Let’s just not

Let’s just

Let’s just not

Fuck

About it

Tonight

.

Whatever B*tCh. My litanies are legit.

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Also, there are 70,000 sprinklers at the University of Notre Dame.

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this is a little bit of radiance spilled from a solo cup.


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