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Julian Talamantez Brolaski

ASTONISHD FISH

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de oogwal bevorderlijk voor
ikoniciteit n
ambivalentie au bibliothèque
hoe iegelijk booreiland
t hart & t lf & de spleen versplintrt
van fanny-freddy infamie  
 
de vissen beginnen raar te praten
iets wat nooit eerder zal gebeuren
alexander de grote
mijn tijdgenoot
die de nek omsluit
au quelque kruispunt
wat de schoot van de libertijn
n het gat van de ganymedes
uitbraakt
 
mariesther vraagt waarom hebben de vissen geen verveling gekregen
schadevergoeding en niet
ongevaarlijk worden gehouden
dus wat gedokke is de minne dan,
mijn valreeps protocol?

ASTONISHD FISH

the eyewall favorable for
ikonicity an
ambivalence au bibliothèque
how eche rig shattrs
the hrt & the gut & the spleen
of fanny-freddy infamy
 
the fish begin to speak queerly
something that never will happen before
alexander the great
my contemporary
girding the neck
au quelque crossroads
wot disgorges
the libertine’s lap
n the ganymede’s hole
 
mariesther asks why were the fish not given any tediousness
indemnification and not being held
harmless
then what the heck ys love
my brinkly protocol? 
Julian Talamantez Brolaski

Julian Talamantez Brolaski

(United States of America, 1978)

Julian Talamantez Brolaski is a two-spirit and transgender poet of mixed Mescalero and Lipan Apache, Latin@, and European heritages. Brolaski has published four poetry collections, including Of Mongrelitude (Wave Book, 2017), which was a Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. It is also the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in the country bands Juan & the Pines and the Western Skyline. Brolaski...

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ASTONISHD FISH

the eyewall favorable for
ikonicity an
ambivalence au bibliothèque
how eche rig shattrs
the hrt & the gut & the spleen
of fanny-freddy infamy
 
the fish begin to speak queerly
something that never will happen before
alexander the great
my contemporary
girding the neck
au quelque crossroads
wot disgorges
the libertine’s lap
n the ganymede’s hole
 
mariesther asks why were the fish not given any tediousness
indemnification and not being held
harmless
then what the heck ys love
my brinkly protocol? 

ASTONISHD FISH

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