Corgan, Billy 2003

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

The river runs foul
from the gates where my father once stood
down to the apple trees
from mirror to the gutter
we run streaks of stardust

– Billy Corgan, “The River Runs Foul”

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Audio recording of the Poetry Center Reading Series featuring Tom Raworth, Diane di Prima, Kimiko Hahn, Eugene Gloria, Patricia Smith, Luis Rodriguez, Robert Bly, Brian Turner, Bruce Weigl, Tyehimba Jess, A. Van Jordan, Arielle Greenberg, Billy Corgan, Franz Wright, Czeslaw Milosz, Louise Glück, and Alicia Ostriker.

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A poem, if you will:
Gentle waves rise
just off the fingertips
All I breathe is mine

– Billy Corgan, “Blinking with Fists (and other caterpillar tales)”

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