A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

from _Fragmentary Ekphrases Based On Paintings Made By Monkeys_

[Yellow, red, and black gouache; by Grimi, a chimpanzee]

O never rain without a rainbow,
never a bow without stern


  1. It had to be quite "fragmentary" tonight-- I was organizing a reading/event in Brooklyn this evening.

    By the way, I'm reading on the Lower East Side tomorrow at 4pm if any of you can make it:


  2. quite fragmentary, but quite great and ekphrastic. Also I'm always a sucker for an O.

    Thanks for the reading notice! I don't know if I can do anything tomorrow except finish a paper that's due Monday, but Cakeshop is great & it would be great to hear you read!!!

  3. Hope the paper turned out well. Cakeshop is nice-- the ice machine at the bar can get a bit loud during reading but the stage is cool.