George Wallace

 

 

 

(USA)

 

 

 

 

 

THE PAPER THAT BEARS THE WATERMARK OF THE WORLD

 

the paper that bears the watermark of the world is
a country which severs men from their own limbs–
like wives & children abandoned across the planet
& men of the village rounded up to clearcut land —
for cattle for condos for coffeebeans for oil for oil
for oil & on the faces of women unnamed armies
do war, on the faces of daughters rivers run mad
with machetes, on the faces of the sons scars scars
& more scars & the bulldozers of wealth approach
& the bones of civilizations return to mud & orphans
crying so don’t tell me about your freedom & don’t
say opportunity, don’t tell me you are a beacon to
the world because on the paper which bears the
watermark of the world your voice is the voice of
exploitation & your name your name is orphan maker

 

 

 

Everything Is Going To Be Okay:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riding On The BQE Thinking About Jimmy Schuyler:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Next Big Train Going West :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who Makes Much Of A Miracle (Whitman):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cisco & Me Sung For Our Chips, w/David Amram (Guthrie):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poem for Obama (Burroughs):

 

 

 

 

 

 
George Wallace is a regular on the NYC poetry and performance scene who maintains a regular reading, lecture and poetry workshop touring schedule across the US and Europe. First poet laureate of Suffolk County and Writer in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in West Hills NY, he is author of 24 chapbooks of poetry published in the US, UK, Italy and Greece, and adjunct professor of English at Pace University in Manhattan.

Among George’s appearances: US: Woody Guthrie Festival (Okemah OK); Mabel Dodge Luhan House (Taos NM); Church of Beethoven (Albuquerque NM); Insomniacathon (Louisville KY); Beyond Baroque (Los Angeles Ca); the John Steinbeck Center (Salinas Ca); Beat Museum (San Francisco Ca); and Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival (Lowell Ma). UK: Robert Burns Centre (Dumfries, Scotland); the Dylan Thomas Centre (Swansea, Wales); Citizen 32 Fuel Bar (Manchester UK); John Ruskin’s Brantwood (Cumbria UK). OTHER About Art (Athens Gr); Shakespeare & Co (Paris Fr).

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