Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Don Share and Chris Wiman Channel The Piqueray Twins!

No! Go away! I've had it with you lot, always banging on my door and demanding that I blog about Belgian surrealist poetry of the 40s and 50s. Haven't you had enough? Can't you leave me to my humble task, building a 3/4 scale model of Kurt Schwitter's Merz Palace? No? Well. I can't help you now. But the good people at Poetry magazine should be able to throw a steak or two to the howling wolf of your curiosity. Yep. They've got the new issue up online, and it includes "A Pedal-Pusher Said to Me," one of the nuttier of the Piqueray twins' poems, translated by Jean-Luc Garneau and the current humble blogger. And if that's not enough for you, check out the first five minutes of the Poetry podcast, where editors Chris Wiman and Don Share read the poem and comment on its various oddities (the rest of the podcast is good, too).

Now, where'd I leave my blowtorch and floral-print wallpaper? Let's get this Merz house built!