Two Poems by Volodymyr Bilyk

 

1.
…listening to the coolers hum
bounces a bit
of finger into the lack of gist ache

well…
“i need to get some money somehow
to start my own private
wong kar-wai abomination

which will get Kubrickian
with shooting turning into something gravely haphazard
and continuing
for about nine hundred days
without any comprehensible rhyme or reason

– only to be
scrapped
approximately completely
except for one
six minute
tracking shot of utter darkness
which
tells you everything
through the power of phosphenes”

i guess the buzz of bloods ado
had joined the coolers hum…

pant.

Artwork © Ira Joel Haber
Artwork © Ira Joel Haber

2.
Tea and
end th-th-th
those-tah-tah
those-toes-toss-those
ta-ta`s
and th-ee
those
toes-toss-and-they-are
those-those-toes-and
end th-th-th
and ebb-o`th-th-th

those-toes
toss-ta-ta-ta`s
toss-ta-ta-ta
and th-th
those-and-they-are
end th
and th
ta-ta-ta
toes-ta-ta`s
those-and-ones
those-toes-toss

and
those-toes-and
those-tosses-and-ones
ta-ta-ta-ta
and th-th-th
ta-ta-ta`s
ta-ta-ta`s
and th-th-th-th
those-toes-ta-ta
those-and-they-and
end th-th-th…

(swill will
swell well)

 

Volodymyr Bilyk is writer and translator. His book of visual poems was published in the series THis is Visual Poetry. His book of asemic short stories CIMESA was published by White Sky Books. His book of visual poems SCOBES was published by No Press. His book of poetry Casios Pay-off Peyote was published by The Red Ceilings Press. Among the writers he had translated are Ezra Pound, Oleh Lysheha, Gertrude Stein and Billy Childish.

Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum and The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Since 2007 His paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 160 on line and print magazines. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Pollock-Krasner grants, the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant and, in 2010, he received a grant from Artists’ Fellowship Inc. He currently teaches art to retired public school teachers at The United Federation of Teachers program in Brooklyn.

 

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