Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Rae Armantrout's "New"



Here's a take, or, at least, an informal but very interesting, interpretation of Rae Armantrout's poem New, by somebody called Steven Fama (no profile available). Rae Armantrout is one of the finalists for the US National Book Award.

New

If yellow
is the new black,

the new you
is a cartoon

spokesman
who blows his lines

around bumptious 3-D
Hondas,

apologizes often,
and remains cheerful.

*

The new pop song
is about getting real:

“You had a bad day.
The camera don’t lie.”

But they’re lying
to you
about the camera.

*

Since Fallujah
is the new Antigua,

sunlight nibbles
on pre-
charred

terrain
in the electric fireplace.

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2 Comments:

Blogger ericlow said...

hihi? could someone change the softblow link to the new one at www.softblow.org? much thanks! ^_^ (the .com btw, has hahaa, become something really different, hehe)

armantrout rocks btw.

2:07 AM, December 18, 2009  
Blogger dreamer idiot said...

Thanks, Eric :)

7:39 PM, December 18, 2009  

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