John M. Bennett

John M. Bennett

John M. Bennett has published over 400 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. He has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of LOST AND FOUND TIMES (1975-2005), and is Founding Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. His PhD (UCLA 1970) is in Latin American Literature. His latest books include Select Poems (Poetry Hotel Press/Luna Bisonte Prods, 2016) and The World of Burning (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2017). He is co-editor, with Geoffrey D. Smith, of two works by William S. Burroughs: Everything Lost: The Latin American Notebook of William S. Burroughs; and William S. Burroughs' “The Revised Boy Scout Manual”: An Electronic Revolution; both published by The Ohio State University Press.

where the pins weren't
sharper than the air
stopped by pin pricks
​hidden in the remote control

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mercurial license of body a
float inside the door your
outer ear fainter than a dis
tant boat clouded in as
h fingered lid chews

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The clanging of her necklace
made her eat a
bar of pine tar soap

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your antic flesh comes back
a pistol loaf of bread
the door blows open
hair and leaves

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Where the meat left the hat
without divots of gesture
slapping the pantry walls

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The dream of a lake surrounding a
lake is the dream of a fried egg
resting on your face; the dream of
the fried egg is the dream of a
fork swirling in the bottom of a

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hand last
your skin left
was
the wall not there

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