Poems, prose poems, prose transcriptions of dreams-- George Mattingly's work is beyond categories and follows the surrealist dictum 'astonish me.'
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Outside cool July half an hour from morning
Charlie sends love from Salt Lake / Aretha Franklin fills the room
& distant trucksounds give life a constant disguise....
Smoke occurs to the plant by the clock:
It's a thought : smoke : to the plant : are my thoughts that
real? Orange drink, for instance, results from
the planter's affection for sharkskin, a few oranges,
& lots of chemicals, with thoughts of their own.
Birds plant their wings in the sun,
Roberto Clemente goes to sleep in the sea.
I dream I am dreaming but everything's real,
the snow on TV & the pictures of you left in me,
though maybe the real you's got your thumb out by now,
in the hamburger storms that drench America with identical details.
"Breathing Space, like all magic, is a source of fresh air," -- Jack Marshall, Poetry Flash 34, 12/75
"He lyrically scoops up no matter what information that crosses his antennae and makes comedy across the air waves. It's both electronically lyrical and funny." -- San Francisco Review of Books, 1975
If John Wayne were a poet and slightly flipped out -- you might come up with this. -- Bookpaper 1975
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Book Description Blue Wind Pr, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M091265211X