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Belle Haleine: Eau de Voilette

By Evelyn Araluen Corr

 

Drain the bottle to drink her scent
named in a play of florals
Where different bodies dance in distance
in rose glass haze
Take the picture of we as mirror ...

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Rotorelief

By Evelyn Araluen Corr

 

my song spins, sings
the planets each their centre
rotate each relief
so desire
will deafen this trace
so trace will
deafen desire
relive in centre rotation
planetary singularity, each ...

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The Disappearing

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With Hidden Noise

By Evelyn Araluen Corr

 

This burnt out neon clack is to carry
a fire    a long free sea
It’s fine and cheap and here
where deserts provide and unravel apart
and never say ...

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Marcel Duchamp with Pocket Chess Set

By Evelyn Araluen Corr

 

I’ll play the light
and pocket each memory in mourning black
There’s something to be won from a rightful step:
             a consent to match
             and advance upon each ...

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Sink Stopper

By Evelyn Araluen Corr

 

To stop: tinker, replace
Drain and fill
Pop the stopper
From the stove
Drip drop, but sink not
There’s a replacer
Forge the tinker, the failure, the bathtub maker ...

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Fountain

By Evelyn Araluen Corr

 

Excellent I through utility
behold the humble fixtures
The water egoism – activity working
no other utility but the plumber
Draining draw here their philosopher piping
can limit the way common ...

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Dart-Object

By Evelyn Araluen Corr

 

If you’d known what and where I was leaving
from the pieces fallen slack by the mould
Desire might invite key or lock
or tempt you to hold objects ...

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The Bride

By Evelyn Araluen Corr

 

Wanting in pieces
hanging fixed in stale time
Sky and dusked light from fragment
a structure clutters to a still point
a figure declines from a stair
I watch body ...

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The Bush

By Evelyn Araluen Corr

 

Soft other abreast gaiac omphalos
From and to which        to wish the swell
Eternal recurval return
            Beloved be love ed
Where from to which foamy
            or forest shore can we ...

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L’Opposition et les Cases Conjugées sont Réconciliées

By Evelyn Araluen Corr

 

I say I won’t go
and you say you won’t choose
We make games of blocking and correspondence
but cannot sustain the play
I evade, so you triangulate ...

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Nude descending a staircase 1937

By David Astle

Stare and the cels coalesce
into streaming nudeness,
one staircascade
built of raw spilt, sprayed
into filmic chute, the fluming Muse,
kinetic, prophetic:
torso, gait, fluid gender
en passant as ...

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In the infinitive (The white box)

By David Astle

To mill,
To mull
In the infinitive.
To ravel,
To revel
In the inquisitive.

 

In response to Marcel Duchamp's ‘In the Infinitive (The White Box)’, 1966.

 

See the artwork ...

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Portrait of chess players 1911

By David Astle

 

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In response to Marcel Duchamp's ‘Portrait of Chess Players’ 1911.

 

See the artwork that inspired this poem in the flesh, along with more than 100 of Marcel Duchamp’s ...

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The imagery of chess

By David Astle

‘Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another.’
- Marcel Duchamp
 

QUEEROOKN
BISPAWNHOP
KNIGHKNIGHTT
PAWPAWNN
KROOKING
BIKINGSHOP


In response to Marcel Duchamp's ‘The Imagery of Chess ...

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The bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even (The green box)

By David Astle

Nine men in a pane
of their own,
Abstracted, distracted,
foiled at her throne.

 

In response to Marcel Duchamp's ‘The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large ...

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La septième face du dé – Georges Hugnet

By David Astle

1,2 – parlez vous?
3,4 – geste d'amour
5,6 – baguette sticks
7? Quoi? Sept?
Check your maquette!

 

In response to Marcel Duchamp's cover illustration for ‘La Septi ...

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Marcel Duchamp, in surreal bliss: Spokesperson For Taking The Piss.

By David Astle

Marcel Duchamp, in surreal bliss:
Spokesperson For Taking The Piss.

 

In response to Marvin Lazarus'  portrait of 'Duchamp at the Museum of Modern Art's "Art of assemblage" exhibition (standing ...

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