Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: the arts of activism
Part VII: Poems of vision and action: lookin' good, p. 430 PDF (724.7 KB)
Part VII: Poems of vision and action: these words, p. 430 PDF (724.7 KB)
TWO POETS FROM THE MILWAUKEE UNDERGROUND Rich Mangelsdorff, "poet, critic, witness, overseer," has published poems in the United States and Belgium. He reviews rock music regularly for KALEIDOSCOPE and occasionally for other underground newspapers. James Sorcic, author of two chapbooks of poetry -DEATH IS A BAG OF STONES (Island City) and FIRE IN THE SUN (Gunrunner), edits the poetry page of KALEIDOSCOPE (Milwaukee's underground newspaper) and issues the Gunrunner LOI'GO Poetry Series. LOOKIN' GOOD by Rich Mangelsdorff eyes watch the oppressor, like unseen animals watch in the jungle, like Indians used to watch those dudes farting around in the woods & on the plains. their senses die, they feed ours with their hatred. they'll never know what hit them. 430 THESE WORDS by James Sorcic there will come a time when these words will turn to weapons in yr hands/ you will go to bed at nite & stare into the ruined cities of yr woman's womb. & you will fuck this woman in terror. i tell you the smell of all animals will cover yr hands as you look abt wildly in the darkness & tell yr woman of what you have found. & in the darkness you will know her mouth beside you, breathing like the scream of Falling trees.