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Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: the arts of activism
(1969)

Malanga, Gerald
Part III: poems of war and revolution: Donovan on film,   p. 357 PDF (758.6 KB)


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Gerard Malanga, poet, film-maker, and
Warhol Superstar, is the author of 3 POEMS
FOR BENEDETTA BARZINI, (Angel Hair)
PRELUDE TO INTERNATIONAL VELVET
DEBUTANTE (Great Lakes Books), SCREEN
TESTS/A DIARY (Kulchur), and THE LAST
BENEDETTA POEMS (Black Sparrow). His
film, In Search of the Miraculous, was an
award winner at the 1968 Chicago
International Film Festival.
THREE POEMS BY GERARD MALANGA:
DONOVAN ON FILM
Today a U.S. Air Force
Jet shot down
A Chinese Mig 17 over an area
To the northwest of Makwam
In Yunnan Province.
Today Mary's high on pills.
The weather's cool and warm.
Somehow I miss New York:                                              357
I miss all the parties that were
Exciting. I miss my friendships.
Somehow I wish Donovan would have stayed
A little bit longer to see
The both of us smiling
On film for three
Minutes. But Andy and I are in
L.A. now. Anita's going with Brian
And Denis is modeling for Vogue
In London and Paris.
Today University of Chicago students had their grades
And class rankings revealed to Selective Service
Boards through an arrogance of power.
Today Japan awaits the peak of fallout
But it is not China's.
Today my back injury increases with pain.
Somehow I feel exhausted.
Somehow Andy feels exhausted.
I guess we didn't get enough
Sleep. Why do we make it
A habit of getting
To bed late every night, anyway?
Why is Donovan in London and not in New York?
Dan isn't writing much lately.
Why haven't I received any mail today?


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