Barry Ergang - Bryn Mawr, PA (USA):
Pulp pages embrittled by time and careless handling, spine about to crack
like the gun on its gaudy cover, this book teems with tough
whose steadfast codes seem equally brittle in unanchored time.
Ren Powell - Stavanger, (Norway):
This book sings like marbles in a jelly jar
This book is bloody and elegant as kid gloves
This book lost its sour skin as it scraped past my teeth
This book has a cold current that startled my thighs and left
This book is by the poet of big words sitting crossed-legged on
the desk, slicing his students with wit--and so it this one, with
the one poem I like enough to remember, and that is saying
Catherine Daly - Los Angeles, CA (USA):
this clear blue vinyl book, when turned on a turntable, plays its
words, each folding of a leaf of this book changes utterly the
previous page, as though the paper were clear, the ink the only
opaque inside these walls;
this book means something different each time it is read, it means
something different depending how it's read, oh, wait, that's every book
this book was never printed, this book was never thought, this book
is my book, and you can't have it, this book's not free
this book is not a person and I won't have it described
like one, it has no character (or characters)
this book isn't a bad run through of Euclid in English; my
high school geometry book, it never had covers, I bought the cheapest
one "knowing" it was about the content and the title page I
wrote "Mrs. Steve Comerford" over and over, Steve Comerford's wife if you
read this, drop me a line.
Sandeep Gautam - Gurgaon, Haryana (India):
This book has stock options and flexi timings.
This book must be circulated to 10 others within 24 hours. George
of Armenia did not read this book (till the end) and his
family died of gonnorrhea.
This book contained two limbs and a torso. THIS book contained a
torso and two limbs. Now both of them contain the same thing.
This book I bought from the South Ex. They'll exchange it for
this book free of cost, free of cover, free of everything.
This book is---forget it--it wasnt supposed to be.
Mary P. Elwell - Sunrise, Florida (USA):
This book is my daily journal
These pages are tear-stained pages of sadness
Memories are written within, Turn them, read them
I, the Widow, wear my heart on the tip of a pen
Turn these pages, read them and listen to the silence of the
MEHope - Groton, CT (USA):
This book stayed late and had coffee, didn't mind that I was
quiet or wore 'those' clothes or kept a journal of passages for
This book had waited 20 years to open at night again with
a young woman who was not as open as this book.
Patricia Ranzoni - Bucksport, ME (USA):
This book was written by someone who wasn't supposed to.
Sarolina Shen Chang - Canton, Michigan (USA):
This is the book Li Po of Tang Dynasty wrote. One night,
while drinking wine in a boat, he used it to dip up
the moon from the waters, but fell with it. It still smells
the moon the river and the wine of the Eighth Century China.
This book is about to extinct, so it's being raised in a
glass case. It can never survive if we return it to the
This book is sitting on the witness stand. It is thick enough
to boost a child defendant in the school shooting case.
This book is sitting on the witness stand. It is the only
witness in a spy case. The defense lawyer is trying to beat
the wits out of it.
Parental guidance and reader discretion are recommended for reading this book.
Its author, Gao Xing Jian, the Nobel Literature Laureate, suggested during a
press conference in Taiwan that we skip the sex parts if we
found them too offensive or, say, too unbearable.
elzabeth a. airhart - bradenton, fl. (USA):
this book has my four line poem on one of its pages
Patricia Johnson - Slidell, LA (USA):
This is the poetry book my sister-in-law gave me for my birthday.
Wayne Zade - Fulton, Missouri (USA):
This book sounds like Miles Davis playing a ballad, a mute on
This book contains a letter from a survivor of Hiroshima never delivered.
This book should convince you that you want to read about Rosemary
Clooney, not Puff Daddy.
This book is one of too few by Albert Goldbarth, "il miglior
Marjorie Mir - Bronxville, NY (USA):
I am trawling the 800's,11-99, searching for the perfect poem,
one tart and sweet as apples(634),
honest as bread (641.8) and salt(553)
where heart (616.12) and mind (128.2)
move together in a new and timeless dance.
Alfred J Bruey - Jackson, MI (USA):
This book will provide you with everything you need in life and
never expect anything in return.
This book will not live up to its expectations.
This book was originally though about in Greek, then in French. Now,
no one thinks about it at all.
This book was destroyed by fire in Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451."
This book has no adjectives or adverbs so there is a lot
of action but not many descriptions.
Kevin W. Grossman - Santa Cruz, CA (USA):
This book has traveled hidden in backpacks across dry golden vineyards at
harvest time, proving once again that wine and poetry are best left
in aged oak hearts.
And Jack, I almost forget to tell you that on my way
to work this morning I saw a man in a gold Lexus
stop and pick up a ragged hitchhiker singing filthy blues while rifling
through his dusty backpack for this same tattered book.
Later, I drank straight from the bottle, sitting cross-legged on my patio,
trembling and smoking cigarettes wondering what to write. My thumbs ached.
This book has neither heroes nor words.