Otherword is other- The new wild order: slice
wise, is wise in the face of certain pages from the Book
the world and the Of Songs; write or rot. I
word. It turns away from keep another book of unsung
the world to let it be: snow notsongs near my hand, to turn
falls on its own melting. to song, thought’s counterpoint.
Tony Fraser asked me to shave 6 pages from my selected poems, which he is publishing later this year. I will post most of them here (excepting a substitution within A Translated Man of one text for another). This text above is taken from my poetics notes/poem/essay The Anti-Orpheus (which is available online on the Shearsman site here. It posits a Levinasian poetics.).