Tuesday, May 3, 2011

BEAT to a PULP #123: Two Poems by Gerald So

Mr. So on his wonderful contributions:

Common grammatical wisdom says nouns are more solid than adjectives; however, my poem "Security" comes from my noticing how the suffix "-ity" turns firm adjectives like "real", "sane", and "secure" into the dubious "reality", "sanity," and "security".

My second poem, "Life Sentence", is a more overt riff on language where I try to pack various end punctuation marks--ellipsis, exclamation, period, dash--with metaphorical meaning.
Gerald So is at BEAT to a PULP with Two Poems.