Monday, August 20, 2018

Fandango is Out Today


FANDANGO by Walter Ruhlmann is out today through Urtica Press. With a foreword by Steve Klepetar

Order your copy
$10/£10/€8 (shipping included).

ISBN: 978-0-244-10516-7 - 54 pages

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"Love is illusion, and even lust is stripped of its romantic, erotic charm. Inside, hidden from the lover, lives the wolf, an embodiment of appetite as dangerous as it is energetic and wild. These poems lay themselves bare, rejecting the false comforts of easy and joyous connection." Steve Klepetar



Excerpt:

Sapiens Sucks

To disconnect oneself,
to unwire from all the mass movements,
hysterical people made more hysterical
by the atrocities, the blood-filled images
spilling over from the boxes, the overloaded screens.

To enter blunt dumbness,
no matter what happens.
To unplug from the sound, the noise rather;
razor-like screams of children being torn apart,
women raped and men beheaded
by pigs whose silvery, sharp teeth penetrate
the human mind, the fandango.

To switch off the wide eye,
any blinking eyes blinded by purple lids,
liquid hums, snow flakes melting
on the carpet stained with tea,
semen maybe, an orgasmic mayhem.

To cherish these moments:
sofa crouching,
bed burrowing,
cat purring on the laps,
laptop off, folded back to its lair.

To forget existence, others' work or worries,
only mooning over the Earth,
the large crust ball formed then deformed,
through the geological epochs.

To feel the blows of a comet,
another gamma ray outburst,
the billion miles, the trillion stars
out of reach, under this bruised skin,
concealed deep in these tar-coated lungs.


First published in Nude Bruce Review #5, August 2015

Monday, July 23, 2018

Fandango Release Date 20 August

Fandango by Walter Ruhlmann is out in 6 days through Urtica Press. With a foreword by Steve Klepetar
$10 (shipping included). £10/€8
ISBN: 978-0-244-10516-7 - 54 pages
contact urticalitblog at gmail dot com

"Love is illusion, and even lust is stripped of its romantic, erotic charm. Inside, hidden from the lover, lives the wolf, an embodiment of appetite as dangerous as it is energetic and wild. These poems lay themselves bare, rejecting the false comforts of easy and joyous connection." Steve Klepetar

Excerpt:

Poem

You say you want me inside you
but you don’t know what’s inside me.
The roguery, the erratic wolf craving for
more
meat.

What’s happening inside ourselves
always erupts and bursts outside,
in the shades of some unfathomable shelters
where we cherish the sheer moments of calm.

Now you're there, looking for me,
absolutely nothing could reassure you;
humming like I used to in the time
when we blossomed.

The mountains encircle neuralgia,
clear water is springing from their flanks
like dark blood is spurting from a corpse.

Nostalgia are at peace with themselves
but they will never leave us unharmed.
Let's collapse in the deep corridors of mercy
and burrow through a chemical shroud,
or a shredded duvet.


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Civilisé, un an après




Trois poèmes extraits du recueil Civilisé (Urtica, 2017) lus par Cathy Garcia sur sa chaîne YouTube "Donner de la voix"

Toujours de Cathy Garcia, une note de lecture publiée sur le site La cause littéraire.

Et à retrouver sur le blog "Poésie chronique ta malle", une note de lecture de Patrice Maltaverne.

Des extraits de ce recueil peuvent être consultés dans différentes revues dont Le capital des mots et Revue Méninge

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Transversions de Fandango (Le foutoir) dans le Capital des mots


J'ai la joie de figurer à nouveau dans la revue électronique Le capital des mots avec des poèmes extraits du recueil Fandango (en anglais) qui paraîtra fin août 2018 chez Urtica.

Je me suis essayé à la transversion - traduction plus libre et moins contraignante, qui permet de respecter le langage poétique et d'adapter à loisir les aspects culturels ou les jeux de mots, les images qui parfois se traduisent, translatent, très mal d'une langue à l'autre.

J'y ai été initié par Peter O'Neill lorsqu'il m'a proposé un numéro de mgversion2 sur ce thème (numéro 81, juillet 2015).

Les poèmes sont à lire ici.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

"Swapping Pronouns" Up at Madswirl Poetry Forum


I am unfaithful to one of my creeds, the one you can read from Walt Whitman on the left hand-side of this blog. The I is no longer the pronoun I will use until I change my mind again. I am now talking to my other self, the one that erupted over twenty years ago and shows up from time to time.
This poem which is one of the freshest written can be read here.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Three new poems included in Scryptic 2.1

Scryptic 2.1 cover
I am glad to be part of Scryptic issue 2.1 along with poets and artists I know and/or have published in the past (mgversion2datura) or present (beakful/urtica) Bekah Steimel, Kyle Hemmings, Allison Grayhurst, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Miriam Sagan.

These poems are "It's Raining Dead Bird", "Road 6009", and "Whorehouse", the second published poem taken from Civilisé, translated form the French. Read them here.