May 8-14, 2017: Poetry from Alex Dreppec and Clyde ALWAYS

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​Alex Dreppec and Clyde ALWAYS

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​Alex Dreppec
AlexDeppert@gmx.de

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Alex Dreppec (artist’s name) – born 1968, lives in Darmstadt close to Frankfurt as "Alexander Deppert", studied psychology and linguistics and went to Boulder/Colorado for his Ph.D. (finished 2001). German author with hundreds of publications (both poetry and science) in German journals and anthologies, both the most renowned ("Der große Conrady" – since 2008) and the best sold among them. "Wilhelm Busch" Prize 2004. Numerous English poems were accepted by "Cincinnati Review", "Notre Dame Review", “Borderlands Texas Poetry Review”, “Parody on Impression”, “English Journal. National Council of Teachers of English” (USA), "Orbis", “The Interpreter’s House”, “The Journal” (UK) and others so far. 2015, Alex Dreppec has been awarded the third place here. Visit Alex on the web here: http://www.dreppec.de/english_dreppec.html

The following work is Copyright © 2017, and owned by ​Alex Dreppec and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.


Gathering Mushrooms at Night

We startle the swarms of the night,
you settled on my way.
We’ll gather mushrooms at night.

They plan the breakout
from the rain-soaked ground,
we’ll gather mushrooms at night.

Scatter me into the world,
come, rest yourself upon me,
we’ll gather mushrooms at night.

Three seconds between
your lips and mine,
we’ll gather mushrooms at night,

and then a break all too short
from the civilised world,
we’ll gather mushrooms at night.


previously published in: The Binnacle. Twelfth Annual Ultra-Short Edition 2015

 



Clyde ALWAYS
clydealwaysthebard@gmail.com

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Clyde ALWAYS the Bard of the Lower Haight, for the promotion of bliss, writes and recites his own blend of tall tales and clever verses. You can catch his act any Friday evening at Cafe International on the corner of Haight and Fillmore in San Francisco, CA where he performs as emcee and ringleader of their infamous open mic night, which, has come to be known locally as ‘The Clyde ALWAYS Show.’

The following work is Copyright © 2017, and owned by Clyde ALWAYS and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Like, Literally Annoying

Like, literally he was dumb as a turkey.
Like, literally he would bray like a mule.
Like, literally what a prick and a jerk—he’s
a literal shit-show—an asshole—a tool!

Like, literally he was drivin’ me crazy.
Like, literally he was gettin’ my goat.
Like, literally I was Martin Scorsese
and literally jumped, like right down his throat.

Now, literally he’s asleep with the fishes.
Now, literally I’m just so full of beans.
Now, literally we’ve got all of our wishes.
Perhaps now he knows what ‘like, literally’ means.

 



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