Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Another excerpt from Deus Oinof

     I need a fucking smoke.
     And, as usual, Hairlip’s late with the smokes and beer. Ever since
that time he claimed to have seen God, he’s been unreliable. I saw God
once. Coming out of the mountains at Hope, looking into the valley, I
saw the ocean in the distance. Of course, this is impossible but there
it was. As I ran, the water rushed up the valley and in a wave washed
over me. In the water, I was surrounded by warmth and love and it was
there I saw God. Then it was gone and I was back on the road,
breathing in the smell of shit from the surrounding farms. But it gave
me the strength to go on. So, yeah, I saw God too. A lot of fucking
good that did me.


This excerpt is the opening paragraph from Deus Oinof, an unpublished collaborative novel by Michael Roth and Jerry Schroeder. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Untitled #4

Another visual poem, Untitled #4.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The Reviews are in!

Here are some reactions to a few of the Visual Poems I posted in Cal's excellect Artists, Writers and Readers etc discussion group.

"I don't like it."

"...Seems like its (sic) trying too hard to be different."

"It just annoys me, ..." 

"[B]een done before by a lot of vis/poets over the years ..."

Alrighty then.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

in the morning, more reality

in the morning, more reality

This is a visual poetry piece from a larger work called Untitled. It's still being put together and will hopefully be complete by Fall 2013.