From the Archive: Fred Gaysek (CAROUSEL 24)

Staff/ September 17, 2020/ Poem


Figuring 16

for Jesse Harris

and liquid core
scoring image surface
race matter in matter
hatter madder than ever before
it is in saying
one alive
one fossil
one fool

Fred Gaysek was a Toronto-based author until his death in April, 2020. He wrote First Scratches, No Blood Drawn, The Imperfect is the Tense of Fascination, Lovecrushed, and The Young Man: Selected Texts 1977-1997. More: + here

Figuring 16
appeared in CAROUSEL 24 (2009) — buy it here

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