NOW (SONNINA) Another sick excuse to postpone now. We won’t excuse this: a proper now must clear our field of lice, must firmly field short-ra(n)ge objections. The matter lies beyond defensive asset orientation allowing fuel to sap its alleged beneficiaries. This now calls everyone to fuel hospitably. Beneficiaries spring forward. To reactivate spring. EXECUTIVE SOLILOQUY You’re the style of dog that spays its dozing master. This season’s consumption record: wretched. On the edge of treason. But we’ll see about that, Buster. We’ll turn you into a sound investment. Some stellar magnetisms remain to be unearthed by an imminent name brand who figures how to plant a miracle.
Thomas Fink has published 11 books of poetry– most recently A Pageant for Every Addiction (Marsh Hawk P, 2020), written collaboratively with Maya D. Mason, Hedge Fund Certainty (Meritage P and i.e. P, 2019) and Selected Poems & Poetic Series (Marsh Hawk, 2016). His books of criticism include “A Different Sense of Power”: Problems of Community in Late Twentieth-Century U.S. Poetry (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2001) and the co-edited anthology, Reading the Difficulties: Dialogues with Contemporary American Innovative Poetry (U of Alabama P, 2014). His work appeared in Best American Poetry 2007, edited by David Lehman and Heather McHugh. His paintings hang in various collections. Fink is Professor of English at CUNY-LaGuardia.