Monthly Archives: February 2012

Barrow Street barraged by Vermonters

Check out the latest issue of Barrow Street, in which four Vermonters (Ben Aleshire, Alison Moncrief, Elizabeth Powell, and yours truly) represent! http://www.barrowstreet.org/journal.html Advertisements

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What Rough Beasties, sonnets 6 & 7

Two last Beastie Boys/Yeats sonnets:   VI: Ch-Check It Out filtered through The Circus Animals’ Desertion (To the Five Boroughs, 2004) In the wake of the smoke,               the two towers down, they rap of a fused               city unfurling from the … Continue reading

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What Rough Beasties, sonnets 4 & 5

Behold, the double whammy: IV. Sabotage filtered through The Lake Isle of Innisfree (Ill Communication, 1994) The sirened car guns               through the suburbs against a dizzy               skyline, its tires still spinning as the boys               leap out to the curb. Mike … Continue reading

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What Rough Beasties, sonnet #3

Here’s the third sonnet from the third B-boys album. Nuff said: III. So What’cha Want filtered through Sailing to Byzantium (Check Your Head, 1992) The filter warps               Ad-Rock’s whine to distortion, exaggerates MCA’s rasp               which almost drowns the whorl of … Continue reading

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What Rough Beasties, sonnet #2

That’s right. It’s time for the second installment of my Beastie Boys sonnet series. This poem references the fire that burned down the famous “Paul’s Boutique,” a photo of which is featured on the cover of the Beastie Boys’ second … Continue reading

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