Insomnia the bastard

From the Wallace Variations. A couple of years old now. Actually, i seldom, if ever get insomnia, but when i do it is all the more frustrating for it isn't clear why i have it, i just have it. i can do nothing different & it just happens upon me. Thankfully it is rare. Insomnia …

Opus Posthumous

One of the poems from my short series on Wallace Stevens. Here we have Wallace returning from the dead. In the category Mining the Library of Babel, if you scroll through, any post with this photo of Wallace accompanying the poem, is also from this series. Opus posthumous I A student fist bumped Wallace & …

Lullabies

From The Wallace Variations a sort of poetry fan fiction that expands & explores the life & work of Stevens', imaginatively, so as i might speak with him, ultimately. Lullabies Wallace phoned in the early hours of a sultry August night that soaked the William Morris wall-paper to make summer noises down the telephone an …

From unreleased footage of a BBC documentary on Wallace Stevens

Before i risk misleading you, this is a fictional poem from a short collection of poems i wrote called The Wallace Variations, which take Wallace Stevens' life & work as a theme to be used fictionally, philosophically, stylistically & other such avenues. Another poem called Return to Vesuvius is also from this unpublished, short collection. Kreymbourg was Stevens' editor …