I mostly write a novel but have been writing poems again after a twenty year time-out. Going back and forth is like rotating crops.
Recent or forthcoming publications:
- The Brooklyn Rail
- Route 9
- Encyclopedia, Vol. II
Position Paper #1: Cars
In my country, we will have modular cars. Each car module will hold one person or a storage unit, and we will snap our modules together or apart. In our modular cars we will not be lonely driving back from dinner or the reading to the same location after coming to dinner or the reading from different locations. We will have the option of going home together, debriefing on the way so when we get home we can go right to bed. And we will save fuel this way, though the fuel will not be precious, will be made of plastic waste. Our modular cars will run on composted Apple IIes, predictor kits, rainbow barrettes, PalmPilots, and parts of station wagons which we will train special bacteria to first eat then shit out in the form of a paste. Fairly-compensated workers with collective-bargaining rights will collect this paste, and other fairly-compensated workers with collective-bargaining rights will turn this paste into fuel and still other fairly-compensated workers with collective- bargaining rights will deliver, sell, and insert the fuel. Or maybe the workers will come to decisions through a consensus model and will not own so much as share the means of production. In my country, one-seventh the size of the current United States and not so federated, we will systematically use up all the broken plastic objects people’s step-aunts and fathers have been hoarding in their garages. We will thank our hoarding relatives and comrades in our minds as we watch the stars from our downy bed, all talked out.