Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ted Hughes -- my Great Crime Influence

Ted Hughes is my Great Crime influence and he's at his best in "Crow" (1972).

Hughes, here, uses an embodies his animal-human trickster figure "Crow" to show us all about the world we live in. About the human soul. And the world and our bodies are made of violence, death, murder-- all the murders of History and of our history, our devouring.

There are tears, yes. But, really, this stops nothing. It just makes the barbed wire drag and snag.

Whenever I return to Ted Hughes' work I am jolted with dark light.

here's a poem from "Crow"

Crow Tyrannosaurus

Creation quaked voices--
It was a cortege
Of mourning and lament
Crow could hear and he looked around fearfully.

The swift's body fled past
With insects
And their anguish, all it had eaten.

The cat's body writhed
A tunnel
Of incoming death-struggles, sorrow on sorrow.

And the dog was a bulging filterbag
Of all the deaths it had gulped for the flesh and the bones.
It could not digest their screeching finales.
Its shapeless cry was a blort of all those voices.

Even man he was a walking
Of innocents--
His brain incinerating their outcry.

Crow thought 'Alas
Alas ought I
To stop eating
And try to become the light?'

But his eye saw a grub. And his head, trapsprung, stabbed.
And he listened
And he heard

Grubs  grubs  He stabbed  he stabbed

Weeping he walked and stabbed

Thus came the eye's/ roundness

the ear's/ deafness.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Yeah, i'm in Mexico!!

-------    Yeah, i guess i'm in Mexico!   -------

Monday, February 4, 2013

Holy Land poem/music pieces re-released

my Holy Land music/poem collaborations with Wayne Water have been remastered and re-released by Interscape RecordingsLtd -- (on their Sewage Tapes label) ---
go Here to listen and/or download them free --- 

My favorites are the shaken up and shattered version of "I'm supposed to find a rock" 

and the histrionic and melodramatic version of "people mean well" (grab yr dog and beat him to death, etc) .....

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Jim Jones of Poetry

over at Blake Butler has some nice & interesting things to say about my writing.

about Holy Land

and about my new book The Moon's Jaw.

click here to check it out

Friday, January 11, 2013

Coming Soon

Coming Soon: “Sensuality & the Lunatic” — a memoir, by Rauan Klassnik “The Bird in My Fist” — a lyric essay, by Rauan Klassnik “Hoofs of Satin” — my experiences w/ Animal Husbandry, by Rauan Klassnik “The Yo-Yo Bead Lady” — a careful study of MFA ranking methodologies, by Rauan Klassnik “The Grenade in my Brain” — a spiritual journey, by Rauan Klassnik “The Warehouse Goons” — my childhood bared, by Rauan Klassnik “The Purple Swan” — a photographic montage of love soldiering, by Rauan Klassnik “Elements of Lust” — the warthog’s conscience, by Rauan Klassnik

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Friday, December 21, 2012

the Nic Cage Biopic

this guy needs to play Nic in the Nicolas Cage biopic

Wednesday, December 19, 2012