Anyone wanna set this to music? As a forlorn, post-ironic rallying cry?
I declare your Big City
Old Mecca Town
because the world is a-growin’
and the U.S. a-fallin’ down
With your deep-pocket droviers
and the hipsters around,
you’re driving us artists straight to the ground,
paying with food stamps
and no pamphlets to be found
The times they are a-changin’
We’re ground to the bone,
caught sobbing and calling home,
my darling Midwestern or Southeastern abode.
We’ll leave the chilly scenes of gray and great heights,
to live somewhere cheaply, just tanning our hides
And in this new enclave, our brave urban tribes,
we’ll challenge the onset of what this culture contrives.
To be broke and free, but never broken,
we’ll spruce up the art scene of poor ole’ Hoboken
Because the times they are a-changin’
INTERVIEW WITH CASSANDRA TROYAN
on the occasion of the second printing of her book, THRONE OF BLOOD
Tell me about the genesis of THRONE OF BLOOD. What did you start with, and how did you shape it into a book?
The manuscript had a long and varied development. I started writing the Preamble and Interludes when I was around 18, and finished shortly after. I had an amazing mentor and friends who introduced me to Bataille, Guyotat, Mirbeau, Barbusse, de Sade, etc. when I was fairly young. I found myself writing out of this historical sentiment, yet I wanted to find a language attenuated to the violence of being female, and what a world-making project involving those dynamics would look like. In terms of an audience, or understanding what to do with the work, I was a bit confused. It almost got lost in some folder until I returned to it years later.
"Marcha de Lolaila" por Cody Troyan
"Carne y Cuerda" por Cody Troyan
Voy a comenzar publicar poemas que he escrito en español en la forma de imágenes con estrellas del pop, como Shakira. Por usar español, tengo que crear poesía cruda y desnuda desde que mi vocabulario le falta mucho. Este poema, “Hemos Hecho” es el primero en la serie que se llama LA POESIA DE GRINGOLANDIA. Disfrutad.