Archive for the VIDEOS Category

H.K. Rainey @ Bitchez Brew III

Posted in H.K. Rainey, VIDEOS with tags on March 22, 2011 by Scot

Cassandra Dallett/Rusty Truck Celebration @ Bitchez Brew

Posted in Cassandra Dallett, VIDEOS with tags on March 22, 2011 by Scot

MK Chavez @ the Rusty Truck Bitchez Brew

Posted in MK Chavez, VIDEOS with tags , on March 21, 2011 by Scot

William Taylor Jr./Rusty Truck Reading @ Bitchez Brew III

Posted in VIDEOS, William Taylor Jr. with tags on March 21, 2011 by Scot

Rusty Truck at Bitchez Brew III

Posted in Scot Young, VIDEOS with tags on March 20, 2011 by Scot

Poetry of ML Heath

Posted in ML Heath, VIDEOS on February 10, 2011 by Scot

The Iceberg Theory by Gerald Locklin

Posted in Gerald Locklin, VIDEOS with tags on September 15, 2010 by Scot

The Iceberg Theory

all the food critics hate iceberg lettuce.
you’d think romaine was descended from
orpheus’s laurel wreath,
you’d think raw spinach had all the nutritional
benefits attributed to it by popeye,
not to mention aesthetic subtleties worthy of
verlaine and debussy.
they’ll even salivate over chopped red cabbage
just to disparage poor old mr. iceberg lettuce.
I guess the problem is
it’s just too common for them.
it doesn’t matter that it tastes good,
has a satisfying crunchy texture,
holds its freshness,
and has crevices for the dressing,
whereas the darker, leafier varieties
are often bitter, gritty, and flat.
it just isn’t different enough, and
it’s too goddamn american.
of course a critic has to criticize:
a critic has to have something to say.
perhaps that’s why literary critics
purport to find interesting
so much contemporary poetry
that just bores the shit out of me.
at any rate, I really enjoy a salad
with plenty of chunky iceberg lettuce,
the more the merrier,
drenched in an italian or roquefort dressing.
and the poems I enjoy are those I don’t have
to pretend that I’m enjoying.

© by Gerald Locklin