doesn’t really matter as this is bound as fact.
the spine, tightly.”
fact per se, but a trajectory that is filed as such.
catches wave catches frame.”
did say he was sorry when the seizure rapidly hit.
that a phone, or hum?”
one’s story paging panting to tell.
time, before beach time, they walk.”
a bastard this story spreading into the space.
beach, a new couple shine.”
story understands the couple can be moved freely, advanced.
hat over one eye, she a coin purse.”
was a gray photo album with them smiling.
was the photo of the man who sold fish.
was the photo of her in a big hat.
was the photo of the quaint bungalow.
was a photo of fuchsia flowers.
was a photo of beach people.
was a photo of a shop.
was a photo of a coconut.
was a photo of the tide.
was a photo of an animal.
was a photo of a postcard.
the body gesticulates as punctuation
landscape is used as emotion.
on top of blue = depth.”
language is structured to be excerpted.
cloud sinks into a white wave.”
believes it is active and operates with control.
takes cues from the ego that desperately flails with its needs.
upside down, watch the sand drizzle.”
are so many stories that any given day can be told.
sat down and language delivers.”
This work is in conversation with Leslie Scalapino’s that they
were at the beach and
tracks a “story” located at the beach that is both revealed and withheld. In
many ways it’s an investigation of narration and memory. I
have created my own form in the book—a twist on the couplet.
an Assistant Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College
(The New School). Her books include Flashes (Shearsman
Books), Holiday (Shearsman
Books), Waves (Portable
Press at Yo-Yo Labs), from Flashes and snapshot (Sona
Books) and Fanimaly (Dusie
Kollektiv). Firestone co-edited (with Dana Teen Lomax) Letters
To Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics and Community (Saturnalia
Books). She has work anthologized in Kindergarde: Avant-Garde
Poems, Plays, Songs & Stories for Children and Building
is a Process / Light is an Element: essays and excursions for Myung
Mi Kim. She
won the 2014 Marsh Hawk Press Robert Creeley Memorial Prize. Firestone
is a member of the Belladonna Collaborative, a feminist poetry
collective and event series.