Posts Tagged ‘Poetry’

Teen Craft Monday: Altered Page Poetry

June 10, 2013


Today’s Teen Craft is Altered Page Poetry!  We’ll provide the pages and the markers, and you’ll be the poets!  Come try it out at the Fairmount Street Branch at 1:00 pm today.  Registration is required, so call the library first at (563) 326-7832 to make sure there’s space!

The Life and Opinions of DJ Spinoza

February 13, 2010

I like lots of nonsense and humor in my poetry, so no joke I am LOVING Eugene Ostashevsky’s recent collection titled The Life and Opinions of DJ Spinoza. Part screenplay, part sketchbook, part mathematical treatise…but ALL POETIC. Check out Bookslut’s review here and get a taste of the poetry below where I have transcribed the ending of one poem and the beginning of another.


The ending of Act Two:
Rejoicing at the window, DJ Spinoza falls onto the flowerbed and sprains his ankle.

The beginning of Act Three, Scene 1:

The woodchuck and the woodpecker
met each other in the wood.
The woodchuck and the woodpecker
could not make themselves understood.

The woodchuck and the woodpecker
walked away really bumming.
Alas! No two species of animals
have a language in common.

And now a sidenote from Amber: One time I wrote a poem about a pineapple air freshener in my car–it wasn’t very good. the poem, that is. the pineapple air freshener was divine. <—-that was kinda a poem, wasn’t it?