IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND WHAT IS SET FORTH THEREIN

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

RUSSELL ATKINS


Now past 80, Russell Atkins still has the power to astonish. Though it has been some time since his last full book, he continues to post poems to the small presses of America. This week's mail brings the latest issue of Kenneth Warren's long-running HOUSE ORGAN, including work by his fellow resident of Ohio Atkins. Here's the first stanza of "Mad Meg (After Breughel)." Read the full poem in HOUSE ORGAN 59, Summer 2007:

dishes ashamed away drawers
their gaps shut up cabinets
scour'd white; silverware in its slot's bed
soap's wept absent from the platter
free of sorrowful waste;
dishcloths long wrung dry,
hung up; dishtowels dehydrated,
laid away, launder'd into morgued
--everything like guilt as mum,
territory is everything

3 comments:

Tyrone said...

Aldon,''Have searched in vain for HOUSE ORGAN--is there a way to get a copy?


Tyrone

Aldon Lynn Nielsen said...

Here's their address:

HOUSE ORGAN
c/o Kenneth Warren
1250 Belle Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

John K said...

Thanks for posting the address!