McGrath, Campbell 2003

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

I’ve got the copyright on love, honey baby.
Registered patent number such &
such. Don’t dillydally with saxifrage
& sassafras, don’t bother me with this & that,

– Campbell McGrath, “Love (c)”

Broadside of “Love (c)” by Campbell McGrath

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Listen to Campbell McGrath’s 2003 reading for the Poetry Center of Chicago:

Today is a trumpet to set the hounds baying.
The past is a fox the hunters are flaying.
Nothing unspoken goes without saying.
Love’s a casino where lovers risk playing.
The future’s a marker our hearts are prepaying.

– Campbell McGrath, “Pentatina for Five Vowels”

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Read an interview with Campbell McGrath from the Kenyon Review:

Campbell McGrath | Kenyon Review Conversations

The Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement

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