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Rod Smith

Three poems

link What’s Happening to My Bottom (part 3)

link What is Happening to My Bottom? (s’appelle Charles the Bald)

link The Exposition of the Question of the Meaning of Being

What’s Happening to My Bottom (part 3)

I can’t imagine trying to return.

The love I dead.

What’s happening to

my bottom? But

is it mine? really? &

what isn’t cognizant?

o bottom, bottom

relaxed & fragile

An exceptional limpid disperil

wearing hats.

Incidents are summaries, like verbs.

Like bottoms.

I like bottoms.

Start With: A Can of Beans.

Basil, celery, excess is best, the burnished

king’s platter — part functional safety net part

recording of voyager 2: There is now

a new group of soldiers.

In my bottom.

my bottom, & the night.

What is Happening to My Bottom? (s’appelle Charles the Bald)

Ink & a homebrew help happen

Aware of “brinksmanship” etc.

Studying rice, looking at the lonely lipsynchers anonymous newletter headlines whilst

Outside, in the upper-middle-class

Where no bottom can be safe

No bottom heartfelt or unseething

Seething bottoms all over the place


Expert choristers, very fragile ones

Like straw-huts or certain

Fruits flambés à la mousseline de coco

These upper-middle-bottom-aware-choristers

Fucking communists like monkey-mice

While singing

I won’t tell you what they’re singing

Cause I can’t tell

I’m William Tell

Friend of Charles the Bald


The Exposition of the Question of the Meaning of Being

a collaboration with Marianne Shaneen

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Rod Smith is the author of Music or Honesty, The Good House, Poèmes de L’araignée (France), Protective Immediacy, and In Memory of My Theories. An audio CD, Fear the Sky, has recently been released by Narrow House, and a chapbook, You Bête, is forthcoming from Interrupting Cow. He is currently editing, with Kaplan Harris and Peter Baker, The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley. He also edits the journal Aerial, publishes Edge Books, and manages Bridge Street Books in Washington, DC.

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