Monday 6 April 2015

Talking - Eating – Poetry!

National.Poetry.Month.PosterJust in time for National Poetry Month, James Berkowitz, a US-based poet, writer, and multidimensional artist was yesterday interviewed on by  Gypsy Poet Sophia E. DiGonis.




James.BerkowitzBerkowitz, who has published two books, The Angels are Watching (2003) and Canteen Trumpets at Noon (1997) was also behind two poetry festivals in the United States. His latest poem,  Beyond the Eternal Line, may be found at
  • The National Poetry Month poster was designed by New Yorker cartoonist, Roz Chast and features a line from Mark Strand’s Eating Poetry 

“Eating Poetry

“Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.

There is no happiness like mine.

I have been eating poetry.

The librarian does not believe what she sees.

Her eyes are sad

and she walks with her hands in her dress.

The poems are gone.

The light is dim.

The dogs are on the basement stairs and coming up.

Their eyeballs roll,

their blond legs burn like brush.

The poor librarian begins to stamp her feet and weep.

She does not understand.

When I get on my knees and lick her hand,

she screams.

I am a new man.

I snarl at her and bark.

I romp with joy in the bookish dark”.

© Natalie Wood (06 April 2015)



Natalie Wood said...

I've been advised that the radio interview may also be heard via itunes and downloaded to any compatible smart phone, ipod, or other device.

James Berkowitz said...

Shalom Natalie,

Here is the itunes link